Posts Tagged Repatriation

Repatriated OFWs from countries on travel ban list to undergo stricter screening — DOLE-

Marje Pelayo   •   July 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is imposing stricter screening of Filipino repatriates following the surge of COVID-19 cases in neighboring countries. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello...

Duterte OKs additional P5-B budget for OFW repatriation, quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P5 billion fund for the repatriation and COVID-19 quarantine expenses of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), Malacañang said Thursday. “Inaprubahan ng...

OFWs for repatriation decide to stay after getting COVID-19 vaccine shot – Bello

Marje Pelayo   •   January 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reported that some overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have taken back their decision to fly home to the Philippines after getting a shot...

Remains of two Filipino fatalities in Abu Dhabi blast set for repatriation — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday (September 10) reported that the remains of the two Filipinos who died in the gas leak explosion on August...

DFA expedites repatriation of OFWs in Beirut, Lebanon

Marje Pelayo   •   August 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The national government is shelling out P15 million to fund the repatriation of overseas Filipinos in Lebanon following two massive explosions in Port of Beirut. This was...

Nueva Ecija appeals to OWWA for better system on returning OFWs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2020

The Nueva Ecija Provincial Government has appealed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to have a better system on returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Atty. OJ Cornejo, officer-in-charge of...

370 Filipino cruise ship workers from Italy back in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 370 Filipinos from three cruise ships docked in Italy have arrived in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement...

DFA to repatriate Filipinos from Hubei starting next week

Robie de Guzman   •   January 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said it is ready to repatriate Filipinos in Wuhan City and the rest of Hubei Province amid health concerns...

DFA begins repatriation of Filipinos in Wuhan City, Hubei province

Marje Pelayo   •   January 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is readying the repatriation of Filipinos in Wuhan City, the epicenter of novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), and those in other cities...

Malacañang admits lockdown in Wuhan City makes repatriation of Filipinos difficult

Maris Federez   •   January 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration admits that the lockdown of Wuhan City in China will make the repatriation of Filipinos difficult. Along with the lockdown are the travel restrictions...

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