Distressed Pinoys at Al Khobar Shelter Ask Help for Repatriation of Sick OFW

Many of them have spent many months at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) Shelter in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. They were there for various reasons and everyone certainly wants to go home.

But the distressed Pinoys at the shelter are willing to stay just a little bit longer at the facility, as long as the sick guy with them is brought to a treatment facility or better yet, repatriated so he could be with his family in the Philippines.

In a video posted online by A Salburo Salburo, the distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sought help in getting repatriated. They wished that everyone would be home, but they were more concerned with the sick guy in their midst, Marlon Aguilar. They did not disclose what happened to this guy, but the other OFWs said that the guy was brought there by POLO staff instead of putting him in a medical facility.

They were quite afraid that something bad would happen to Marlon and his family might not see him alive in the Philippines. Thus, they are hoping that the video would reach Pres. Rodrigo Duterte or Raffy Tulfo so that they can find assistance.

After the video went viral, some netizens offered to help and also advised these guys’ families to seek help from Tulfo. A certain Riem Gada replied to the comments, saying that there are 32 of them living at the shelter but many are going outside the facility because they are getting sick from the confined quarters.

They don’t have enough food. When they get sick, they also don’t get any assistance because they are not even provided with enough food for sustenance. They are hoping they could go home as soon as possible.

Many netizens are saying that only Raffy Tulfo could help these OFWs! We’re truly hoping this video would reach Tulfo…


Posted by A Salburo Salburo on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What is a Shelter?

A shelter is a place that provides temporary protection from danger. The POLO-OWWA Shelter is supposed to provide shelter for stricken OFWs and help them process the necessary documents for repatriation.