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Cebu Pacific heeds Duterte plea, to ferry OFWs home from Kuwait

February 10, 2018 7:46 AM
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Cebu Pacific heeds Duterte plea, to ferry OFWs home from Kuwait

MANILA - Cebu Pacific on Saturday said it would send one of its planes to Kuwait to fly overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there who want to return to the Philippines.

The airline said it is already coordinating with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait on travel arrangements for OFWs who wish to be repatriated.

"Cebu Pacific will be mounting a special flight to Kuwait to assist our kababayans who wish to be repatriated to the Philippines," the airline said in a statement.

This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he would ask local airlines to help in repatriation efforts in the wake of recent deaths of Filipinos in Kuwait.

Over 800 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait are scheduled to go home, the DFA said.

Source: news.abs-cbn.com

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