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Jobless and stranded OFWs in Saudi forced to sell blood to survive

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Some of the jobless and stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia have been reportedly selling their blood in exchange of some amount to be able to survive amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. 

In a GMA News Online report, some of these OFWs sell their blood in exchange for 500 Riyal (around Php6,600). 

“Walang wala na po kaming pera pang-gastos. Kaming lahat wala na po dito. Yung iba po naming kasamahan nagawa nang mag-donate ng dugo para lang ma pambiling pagkain,” one of the OFWs said. 

“Ang gusto lang po namin sana ay makauwi na lang po kaming lahat. Sana matulungan po kami ng POLO, ng OWWA, kasi yung iba po samin talaga naiistress na rin. Lahat po kami nahihirapan na,” he added. 

The interviewee hopes their sentiments will be heard by the Philippine  president. 

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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