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DMW to bring home all distressed OFWs in Kuwait by the end of January


The Department of Migrant Workers is looking to repatriate all distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait by the end of January, DMW Undersecretary Hans Cacdac said Saturday.

“For the rest of next week, maibaba na sa 120 ang distressed OFWs sa Kuwait until makauwi na silang lahat by the end of this month,” said Cacdac in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.

Of the 421  distressed Kuwait OFWs, the DWM had repatriated 142  since January 17, 2023.

Cacdac shared that another batch of 120 would be arriving by next Tuesday.

Aside from having the OFWs back home, the evacuations also ease the situation at a Kuwait shelter that had exceeded its capacity.


“Bagama't wala tayong nakitang distressed OFWs na nasa shelter na nabiktima ng malubhang physical abuse ng kanilang mga employer, nakikita pa rin ang abuses in terms sa paglabag sa kontrata,” he said.

The DMW said it offered a reintegration program for returning OFWs and provides them with small business investment and training.

Meanwhile, the DMW is committed to fully supporting the rescue and repatriation of Filipinos who have been victims of human trafficking in Cambodia and Myanmar.

"Lahat sila ay biktima ng cryptocurrency activities, sila ang ine-employ para gumawa ng scam," Cacdac added. — DVM, GMA Integrated News