The Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE) has reported sending home around 100,000 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
“The latest batch of 1,691 home-bound OFWs, all of whom tested negative for COVID-19, took their rides back to their respective provinces on Saturday based on data of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration,” DOLE said in a statement.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has assured that the government will exhaust all means to help OFWs regain jobs they lost abroad due to the pandemic.
The Labor Department also reported over 34,000 OFWs were sent home by the government to their respective regions last May, and more than 61,000 during the succeeding months.
Meanwhile, the number of OFWs affected by the pandemic seeking assistance further has soared to 572,442. —AAC