Duterte Has High Hopes that He can Bring Back Home Distressed OFW in Saudi Arabia!

President Rodrigo Duterte remains confident that he would be able to bring back Pinoy OFWs home safely during his 3-day state visit in Saudi, Qatar, and Bahrain. 

He said that he would bring back the Pinoy OFWs who were given pardon by the Saudi King and he would meet up with the Filipino community in Saudi on Thursday before proceeding with his visit in Bahrain. 

He also mentioned, most importantly, that he will also bring back home seven OFWs in the death row.

According to him, there are at least 5,000 OFWs in Jeddah alone that have already been given clearance to come home.

“Diyan sa Jeddah ‘yan. Iyong mga nabigyan ng permission of cle­mency to whatever it was may clearance na about 5,000 of them, sisimulan na natin silang iuwi. Ang unang batch, pagdating ko pagbalik, Inshallah, nandito na ‘yung iba,” the President said.

His overseas visit to these countries also involves discussions with King Salman regarding OFW benefits as well as economic and political cooperation between their country and the Philippines.

He also plans to personally thank King Salman for helping stranded OFWs who wish to go home to the Philippines with their air fare.

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