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Flight attendant who repatriated Pinoys from Wuhan was a former OFW

One of the flight attendants who helped repatriate Filipinos from Wuhan, China—the epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak—used to be a migrant worker herself.

Last February 9, around 30 Filipinos returned home amid the COVID-19 scare in China.

One of the flight attendants who aided in the repatriation said she was compelled to help her fellow Filipinos because she was a migrant worker for 19 years.

“Alam ko 'yung pakiramdam ng OFW. Alam ko 'yung takot, 'yung lungkot na nararamdaman nila doon sa China,” she said in a Sunday report on Balitanghali Weekend by Vonne Aquino.

On Saturday, she received medical clearance after a 14-day quarantine following the repatriation.

She was grateful for her good health which allowed her to be with her family again.

“Salamat sa Diyos hindi nila kami pinabayaan, hindi niya kami pinabayaan sa ginawa naming repatriation papunta sa Wuhan, pagbalik namin dito,” she said.

The flight attendant added that she would be “most willing” to join further repatriation efforts should the need arise.

“Napag-usapan na namin sa quarantine area actually. If ever na kami ulit na i-de-delegate na gawin 'yung susunod na repatriation, we are most willing to do it again.” — Julia Mari Ornedo/DVM, GMA News