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Bello takes trip to Saudi to bring home stranded OFWs

Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III is travelling to Saudi Arabia in an effort to bring home Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are stranded there.

He will go to Riyadh and Jeddah.

Joining him in the trip are representatives from Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Public Attorneys Office (PAO) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

There are about 9,000 stranded OFWs in different camp sites mainly in Jeddah.

Some of them are unable to get their exit clearances and others are still waiting to get their last pay from employers.

The workers lost their jobs after the price of crude oil plunged.

Some of the stranded Filipinos still hope they can find other jobs in Saudi Arabia.  

Topics: Silvestre Bello , Saudi Arabia , Stranded OFWs , Labor , Riyadh , Jeddah , DOLE
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