2,500 OFWs set to be repatriated from Saudi Arabia in July

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment has reserved 2,500 seats for stranded Filipino workers who will be coming home after being granted amnesty by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The overseas Filipino workers will be flying home on different dates this month on commercial flights, instead of the original plan to charter flights, according to Labor undersecretary Dominador Say.

“We talked with Philippine Airlines, we were told it will be difficult to charter flights, because the flights are already fixed for the whole year,” he said.

While 2,500 seats have been reserved, the DOLE is expecting more OFWs to avail of the amnesty and come home.

“They have daily flight…

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