43 more Filipinos from strife-torn Yemen return home–DFA

April 17 2015 1:52 PM

Forty-three (43) more Filipinos safely returned to the Philippines Friday, April 17, from conflict-ridden Yemen, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement.

The DFA said the 39 Filipino workers and four children arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 Friday morning, on board Philippine Airlines flight PR-655.

Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) welcomed the returning Filipinos.

The new batch of repatriates is the second in six days, as 150 OFWs arrived in the country on April 11.

The DFA said the number of Filipinos who returned home was now 386, while 270 Filipinos were still in Yemen.

But the remaining Filipinos in Yemen will also be repatriated in the coming days, the DFA said, noting that the crisis management team (CMT) in the Philippine Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

It was the Philippine consulate in Saudi Arabia which facilitated the safe exit of Filipinos from Yemen.