353K returning OFWs back in hometowns

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on December 10, 2020, 353,000 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic have been transported back to their province.

(PNA file photo)

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the returning workers are being assisted back to their home provinces through air, land, and sea transportation at the rate of 1,000 to 3,500 a day.

Bello said around 80,000 OFWs are expected to return to the Philippines by the end of this month.

Bello also said new markets are emerging for OFWs abroad in China, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Canada for teachers and skilled workers nurses, and caregivers. (PNA)

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