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26 distressed OFWs in Jordan returns to country — DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assisted at least twenty-six (26) distressed Filipino workers in Jordan to return to the country earlier this week.

In a statement released on Wednesday, DFA Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola said that the group of OFWs safely arrived in the country on November 6, accompanied by an Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Officer from the Philippine Embassy in Amman.

“We are more than happy that we were able to bring home our fellow Filipinos just as the Christmas season begins. We stand ready to bring them home to their families,” Arriola said.

Arriola said that the 26 Filipino workers availed of the amnesty program offered by the Jordan government and their transportation expenses were shouldered by the DFA through its ATN fund.

Reports said that almost 300 other distressed OFWs in Jordan have benefited from the same amnesty program and repatriation assistance offered by the two governments from March to August 2019.

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