2nd batch of OFWs repatriated from war-torn Israel
2nd batch of OFWs repatriated from war-torn Israel
2nd batch of OFWs repatriated from war-torn Israel
by Ellicia Del Mundo22 October 2023
Photo courtesy: DMW Facebook page

The second batch of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returned to the country from war-torn Israel on Friday, Oct. 20.

According to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), 14 caregivers and 4 hotel workers onboard flight Etihad EY 424 arrived safely at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) in Pasay City at around 3:55 PM.

“Senior officials from various government agencies led by DMW Undersecretary Maria Anthonette Velasco Allones and DFA [Department of Foreign Affairs] Undersecretary Eduardo De Vega welcome the second batch of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the escalating Israel-Hamas conflict,” DMW said in an update posted on its official Facebook page.

The 18 OFWs received immediate “psycho-social counseling, stress debriefing, medical referral, and reintegration services” from various government agencies.


The migrant workers department said returnees received financial assistance worth ₱100,000 from them and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Aside from this, the DMW said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) extended ₱20,000 worth of livelihood assistance,

“[S]kills training vouchers from TESDA [Technical Education And Skills Development Authority], and psychosocial evaluation and assessment services from the DOH [Department of Health] and the DSWD,” it added.


On Thursday, Oct. 19, the first batch of returnees from Israel, consisting of 16 OFWs and a one-month old baby, safely arrived in the country.


They also received the same assistance from the concerned government agencies.

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