DOLE: Over 173,000 repatriated OFWs now back at home provinces

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MANILA, Philippines — More than 173,000 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been returned to their respective provinces, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported Sunday.

In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said as of August 29, a total of 173,088 repatriated OFWs have been brought to their provinces.

For the month of August alone, Cacdac said a total of 55,709 repatriated OFWs were sent home after testing negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

OWWA said before they were sent home to their respective provinces, the repatriated OFWs were provided wit…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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