A total of 32 Filipino expats were repatriated back to their hometown in the Philippines from Dubai on Eid Al Adha day. These Filipinos were victims of different kinds of bad treatment among their employers.
Through the help of the Philippine Consulate who shouldered the cost of repatriation, there are already 1,356 who were safely repatriated back home.
According to Labour Attache to Dubai and Northern Emirates Felicitas Bay, those Filipinos who were sent home temporarily stayed at the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Resource Center (MWOFRC) managed by Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Dubai.
“Polo-Dubai has a number of trainings and other interventions for Filipinos sheltered therein. The shelter was not only their temporary home but also a centre which enhanced their skills. We help and guide people change their life for the better,” says Bay.
Additionally, different training and interventions such as basic computer operations, soap making, sewing, garments printing, knitting, baking, basic and intermediate care giver course, entrepreneurial workshop, massage therapy, and financial literacy were conducted for Filipino migrants.
Since January to June 2019, the MWOFRC was able to shelter 1,737 women and mostly resolved cases surrounding them.
Bay also said that one of the recently repatriated Filipino was endorsed to work in a public school in the Philippines.