By Paulo Loreto Lim
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) welcomed the latest batch of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait last night. A total 430 were transported home via special flight provided by Cebu Pacific.
The budget carrier, which suspended routes to Kuwait last year, provided free food, refreshments, and complimentary baggage allowances for the homecoming passengers.
Since last week, over 1,000 OFWs have returned home since President Rodrigo Duterte banned all deployments to the Middle East nation, following reports surrounding the deaths of several migrant workers.
Two of the most recent cases involve Joanna Daniela Demafelis of Sara, Iloilo, who was found dead inside a freezer; and Josie Perez Lloren of Murcia, Negros Occidental, who died shortly after returning from working in Kuwait. Her family believes the death was caused by abuse inflicted by employers./PLL, WDJ