Manila, Philippines – Nineteen undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were apprehended by authorities in a joint raid by the Mottawa police and Jawasat, the local immigration police, in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, a Filipino migrant rights watchdog reported yesterday.
According to Migrante-Eastern region case officer Marcial Abay Jr., 10 of the OFWs were women with children while another one was pregnant.
Those nabbed were identified as Willie Formalejo, Roberto Bautista, Hermoso Morales, Teodorico Orlino, Adelino Oroy, Michael Quiliza, Rey Domingo, Ronaldo Go, Genaro Valenzuela, Edna Yuson (pregnant); Aida Bautista, Maribel Jimena, Dolores Reno, Diane Cunado, Luz Palo, Apple Joy Constantino, Baby Jehad, Jheny Cayabo, Jennifer Cortiz, and children.
They are all currently detained in the Dammam Central jail. (Roy C. Mabasa)