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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