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.