200 OFWs return home under Saudi amnesty

SOME 200 overseas Filipino workers who availed the amnesty program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday morning.

The latest group of OFWs include children and infants.

One of them was identified as Mina Abubakar, a native of Cotabato City, who narrated how she was forcibly transferred from one employer to another and worked over 12 hours a day without sufficient food.

Last week, at least 200 distressed OFWs returned home from Saudi Arabia after being granted amnesty by on an Emirates flight from Dubai.
Their repatriation, including their return to their home provinces, was shouldered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).