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Repatriated OFWs assured of DoLE support

THE Department of Labor and Employment has assured repatriated overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia of continued assistance.

During a meeting with with a group of OFWs who were formerly employed at Mohammad Al-Mojil Group in Saudi, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the repatriated OFWS will continue to receive assistance while awaiting final court action on their unpaid wages and other monetary claims.

Bello said the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is in constant monitoring and follow-up of their money claims from their financially-distressed companies in KSA.

“Mahal na mahal kayo ng ating Pangulo kaya siniseguro namin ang inyong kapakanan. Ang OWWA ay palaging nakaantabay para tumulong sa inyo. Huwag kayong mag-alala dahil hindi namin kayo pabayaan,” he said.

OWWA Deputy Administrator Brigido Dulay and Atty. Ceasar Chavez of OWWA Repatriation Assistance Division said that they are coordinating with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Al Khobar to hasten the processing of the OFWs’ monetary claims before the Saudi court.
    
“I’m part of the team na pinadala ni Secretary Bello to monitor and follow up your claims and we found out that the court decision is still under translation pero mayroon nang partial decision which our OFWs will receive in due time,” said Chavez, adding the OFWs will receive the authenticated court decision in August.