More Filipinos return home
Nearly 300 Filipino workers return home
MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs reported some 278 overseas Filipinos, including an infant has returned to the Philippines on board a chartered Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight yesterday.
The Philippine Embassy in Doha said the chartered flight had 28 female wards who sought temporary shelter at the Embassy and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office’s Migrant Workers and other Overseas Filipinos Resource Center some days or weeks before their repatriation.
They were assisted by the Embassy and POLO personnel along with Doha International Airport staff. Some of the repatriates arrived at the airport as early as six hours prior to boarding.
Despite Qatar’s inbound travel restrictions, coordination between Embassy personnel and Qatari government made the flight possible.
As part of the one-country approach, the Embassy and POLO are prepared to provide the necessary assistance to individuals who wish to return home. (Melo M. Acuña)
Nearly 300 Filipinos have been repatriated by the Philippine Embassy in Doha in coordination with Qatari officials. (Photos from Philippine Embassy in Doha and PAL-Doha)