200 more Filipinos from UAE to come home


Posted at Nov 11 2018 10:14 PM

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said 200 more undocumented Filipinos who were granted amnesty by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be returning to the country Monday.

In a statement, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Elmer Cato said a total of 2,481 Filipinos have been repatriated by the DFA since the amnesty program started in August.

The repatriates will arrive Monday morning on board a Philippine Airlines flight from Dubai.

They will be given cash assistance upon arrival in the country. The DFA also shouldered the cost of their immigration penalty fees and airfare.

The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General in Dubai reminded undocumented Filipinos they only have until December 1 to apply for amnesty after the program was extended by UAE authorities.