MANILA, Philippine - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) continue to be repatriated from Syria as the civil war escalates the country.
Some 83 OFWs are expected to arrive Monday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board 3 commercial flights from Syria, via Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The first group of 3 female repatriates were welcomed at NAIA Terminal 1 by representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration (OWWA).
They were placed under initial investigation by the Bureau of Immigration and Inter-agency Council against Human Trafficking to determine how they were able to leave the country without proper documentation.
Authorities also want to find out who recruited them to illegally work in Syria.
They have thanked the government for helping them return home and are willing to cooperate in the investigation, authorities said.