Thirty-five more remains of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were flown home on a chartered flight on Tuesday, September 29.
The corpses were flown via the Philippine Airlines (PAL) and have arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA),
Of the 35 remains, 30 died of Covid-19 while five died of other reasons.
This is the fifth batch of repatriated remains of OFWs from Saudi Arabia. The latest batch included 12 OFWs from Jeddah, 21 from Al Khobar, and two from Riyadh.
Former Labor Secretary Marianito Roque, International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) Director Alice Visperas, Assistant Secretary Federico V. Abuan Jr., and Assistant Secretary Alex V. Avila, along with families of the OFWs, formally welcomed the fallen migrant workers in a ceremony.