Due to POLOs’ faster processing of cases: More distressed OFWs reunited with their families in 2013 than in 2012



More distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) came home and were re-united with their families and loved ones in 2013 than in 2012 because Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) had been faster in resolving and processing cases of OFWs in distress, particularly in obtaining for them necessary clearances, exit visas, and airline tickets so they could go home to the Philippines.


Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said that only 687--or 5.8 percent of the 11,828 distressed OFWs who sought shelter at the Migrant Workers and Other Filipino Resource Centers (MWOFRC) during the year--remain at the centers as of 27 December.


"The remaining wards exclude those whose cases were resolved and who already have exit clearances and tickets, but whose repatriation has been delayed due to heavy bookings in December and, therefore, are scheduled to arrive this January 2014.  Technically, their cases are closed," Baldoz explained.








Posted at DOLE Website on 10 March 2014 at 02:34 AM






Created Mar 28th 2014, 10:02


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