135 distressed Filipinos repatriated from Riyadh
MANILA – Over a hundred distressed Filipinos will be reunited with their families as the Philippine government continues to exert efforts to assist nationals seeking repatriation during the correction period in Saudi Arabia.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announced that 135 Filipinos are expected to be repatriated from Riyadh from August 12 to 15.
With this number, the total of Filipinos repatriated from Riyadh alone through government expense will reach over 1,100.
The embassy is also arranging the flight booking of another 203 Filipinos who already obtained their final exit, and requested the assistance of the Philippine government for repatriation tickets.
Recently, 97 mothers with undocumented children also obtained their exit visas after the DNA testing by the Ministry of Interior team and fingerprinting at the General Directorate for Passports.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah has repatriated 881 Filipinos on tickets purchased by the Philippine government.