News BREAKING: 207 Filipinos repatriates from UAE to arrive in...

BREAKING: 207 Filipinos repatriates from UAE to arrive in Manila today

-

Philippine Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Hjayceelyn M. Quintana oversaw the repatriation this morning of the first batch of Filipino crew members who have been stranded for six (6) weeks aboard three (3) Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings Ltd (NCL) cruise ships, Norwegian Jade, Nautica and Voyager docked in Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi and Port Rashid in Dubai. NCL chartered two (2) Emirates Airlines flights that carried 207 this morning and another 208 will be taking the second flight tomorrow.

Amb. Quintana thanked UAE authorities for assisting the Embassy in ensuring that these Filipino seafarers arrive home safely by allowing two (2) special flights to leave for Manila despite flight suspension still being in effect.

The Department of Health Bureau of Quarantine will ensure that upon arrival, they will undergo proper screening procedures. Representatives from DFA’s Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) and counterparts from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), will meet them upon their arrival in Manila.

Together with the Ambassador at the airport were officials from POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) Dubai and OWWA Abu Dhabi.

Inputs from The Philippine Embassy in UAE.

Ryan Namia
The Global Filipino Magazine is the only Filipino magazine in the UAE that prints on a monthly basis. Its goal is to champion the success of every global Filipino across the globe.

Latest news

21-year-old Montenegrin wins coveted Le Flaire Dubai

Srdjan Miljenovic, a 21-year-old model and influencer from Kotor, Montenegro, earned the coveted Face of Le Flaire...

Striving for never ending improvement: OFW fulfills dreams in UAE

Undoubtedly, moving abroad is a challenge. For some, it could be the biggest one they will ever...

OFW proves one can be better with second chance

They say that second chances are not given to make things right but to prove that one...

‘Life won’t be easy, but keep going’

Life is not easy. One must have perseverance and, above all, confidence. This is the exact formula...
- Advertisement -

‘Finding a way to survive’: OFW in Dubai drowned in debt shares ‘golden’ rules of success

Ayah Lacanaria Fuentes lost her work even before the pandemic took a toll on the world economy...

Filipina artist making waves in Dubai

Born to a family of artists in Davao City in the Philippines, Maria Elsa Eman Bacharpa is...

Must read

PAL mounts more Bayanihan Flights to help OFWs fly home

Philippine Airlines will operate more special flights...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you