105 Repatriated OFWs From UAE Given $100 Cash Upon Arrival at NAIA

At least 105 Filipinos repatriated from Abu Dhabi were each given $100 (P5,148) upon arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday, Manila Times reported.

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Administrator Hans Cacdac and Sarah Lou Arriola, foreign affairs undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs, welcomed the Filipino workers and gave each of them the money.

The group of overseas Filipino workers arrived at the NAIA via Philippine Airlines flight.

According to lawyer Raul Dado of the Office for Migrant Workers Affairs, the arriving Filipinos were all runaways who failed to receive salaries from their employers.

The returning Filipinos were elated as welcoming government officials handed each of them $100 which, Dado said, came from the fund of President Rodrigo Duterte so that every one of them would have cash when they get home to their families.

He added that several OFWs were victims of illegal recruiters. The Filipino workers were convinced to work abroad after being promised jobs that offer big salaries.