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Caregivers Return Home: 21 OFWs Safely Repatriated from Israel

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MANILA – Last night, the NAIA Terminal 1 welcomed the safe arrival of 21 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) representing the 14th Batch of returnees from Israel. These individuals, who availed themselves of the government’s voluntary repatriation program, touched down on Philippine Airlines flight 737.

All of the repatriated workers were caregivers, devoting their time and expertise to caring for others in a foreign land. Their return marks the end of a chapter filled with sacrifices and challenges, but also highlights the resilience and dedication of Filipino workers abroad.

Recognizing the difficulties faced by these caregivers, multiple government agencies stepped forward to extend much-needed assistance. The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) collaborated to provide comprehensive support.

The assistance package provided to the returning OFWs consisted of financial aid, training and capacity enhancement vouchers, and welcome gift packs. Each caregiver received P125,000 pesos in financial assistance, which will help them transition back into life in the Philippines and provide a foundation for their future endeavors.