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OFWs from Saudi get livelihood assistance

Five returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received medical and livelihood assistance from Senator Cynthia Villar who met them at the Senate office on Tuesday.

The OFWs have been waiting for repatriation for three years, after the contracting company Mohammad Al Mojil Group (MMG) suffered financial problems. Since then, the company was unable to pay their salaries.

Accompanied by their wives, the OFWs were welcomed by Villar and received a start-up set for a sari-sari store, as well as referral to Las Pinas General Hospital so they can have the proper medical attention they need.

The repatriated OFWs were Rodrigo Santiago, Jr., 45, of Sta. Maria, Bulacan, who was diagnosed with acute pericarditis; Oscar Penaflor, 64, of Limay, Bataan, diagnosed with hypertension; Rolando Palao, 55, of North Fairview, Quezon City, who has spondylosis; Arturo Layson, 59, of Limay, Bataan, who has a heart condition; and Manolito Toston, 44, of Talugtug, Nueva Ecija, who has congestive heart failure.