The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Saturday apologized for bed-sharing incidents among overseas Filipino workers undergoing quarantine.
At the Laging Handa public briefing, an OFW reported that there were incidents where some OFWs were sharing beds at their hotel.
"Single occupany ang pinaiiral natin. Aaminin ko merong mga sitwasyon, katulad noong isang gabi sa isang hotel sa Quezon City, 100 'yung bakante na rooms, 97 'yung dumating pero hindi nagkaunawaan with the hotel management," OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said.
"Ang ginawa ng hotel management, dahil nga sa halos hatinggabi na sila nakarating mula sa airport, nilagak sila sa room sharing when kasyang kasya naman sila sa isang single occupancy of the entire hotel," Cacdac added.
According to Cacdac, the set-up was immediately corrected when OWWA was informed of the situation.
"The same night naman po nai-correct 'yon. Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin kung nangyari man 'yon pero rest assured po pagdating niyo po dito, single occupancy ang ating io-observe," Cacdac vowed.
OWWA also previously confirmed an incident where some repatriated OFWs had to stay in a quarantine facility with poor sanitation.
Filipino migrant workers who have returned home from Kuwait amid the coronavirus pandemic also lamented the lack of social distancing measures at the temporary shelter provided to them by OWWA. —Jamil Santos/LBG, GMA News