22 distressed OFWs arrive home from Riyadh

NILA, (PNA) — A total of 22 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived Wednesday in the country from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after they availed of the government’s repatriation program, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said.

The OWWA Desk at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) said the 22 OFWs made it home just before the Saudi government imposed a deadline on November 3 wherein foreign workers there must secure the proper documentation or they face jail terms.

The OFWs arrived at 10:55 a.m. via Gulf Air flight GF-154 which landed at NAIA Terminal 1.

Vice President Jejomar Binay appealed anew to the Saudi king to extend the Nov. 3 deadline so that undocumented Filipinos working there could still have more time to process their respective documents.