PH Embassy in Manama Facilitates Repatriation of 198 OFWs from Bahrain Amid Flight Suspension
Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver (rightmost) and the Manama Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) team with the 198 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Bahrain at the departure gate of Bahrain International Airport prior to the repatriates’ flight back to Manila. (Manama PE photo)
MANAMA 08 May 2020 – The Philippine Embassy in Manama facilitated the repatriation of 198 land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), which include 24 OFWs from the Cayman Islands and one OFW from Turks and Caicos who all transited through Bahrain International Airport from London, back to the Philippines on board Gulf Air Flight GF 154 on 03 May 2020.
Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver led the repatriation effort and facilitated the approval for the flight with both Philippine authorities and Gulf Air.
The departing Filipino passengers personally extended their appreciation to Ambassador Ver and the Embassy personnel for ensuring that the flight pushes through.
Gulf Air Flight 154 was the only commercial flight allowed to land at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during the one-week moratorium on inbound commercial flights put in place by the Philippine Government until 10 May 2020. END
Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver (rightmost) and the Manama Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) team with the 198 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Bahrain. (Manama PE photo)