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2,376 OFWs brought home from Kuwait; more to come

Filipina workers returning home from Kuwait arrive at Manila International Airport on February 18, 2018. After a horrific murder of a Philippine maid in Kuwait, hundreds of such women are now streaming back home, recounting their abuse and hardship-- but also saying they are ready to work abroad again. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

The government has repatriated 2,376 distressed migrant workers from Kuwait in the past 23 days, with thousands more expected to follow.

An official of the Department of Foreign Affairs earlier said the department was expected to repatriate up to 10,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), mostly domestic helpers seeking to avail themselves of the Kuwaiti government’s amnesty program to get exit visas.

The amnesty program was extended until April 22. —Dona Z. Pazzibugan

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