The Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Labor and Employment, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration have personally supervised the repatriation of the last three batches composed of more than 400 Filipinos back to the Philippines on the eve of the April 22 deadline set by the Kuwaiti government for undocumented foreign workers to leave the country.
The DFA said 4,993 overstaying Filipinos have been reunited with their families in the Philippines since the start of the government’s repatriation program for Kuwait on Feb. 11.
The first batch of 113 Filipino workers arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines Flight 699 from Kuwait Saturday night.
The last two batches composed of 326 overstaying Filipinos landed at the NAIA last night onboard two separate Qatar Airways flights. (Roy C. Mabasa)