Manila, Philippines – The Philippine government will not need to pay a single centavo in case there will be a need to repatriate documented overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in South Korea, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said.
Labor and Employment secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in an interview the cost for their repatriation of the documented OFWs in South Korea will be shouldered by the South Korean government. “Most of our Korean deployed workers are government hired under the employment permit system.
And part of the terms of the government-to-government arrangement is that they will shoulder the cost of the repatriation,“ Baldoz explained. She made the statement amid the scheduled rocket launch from North Korea next week, which could spark tension in the East Asian Region. There are currently about 50,000 documented OFWs in South Korea. (Samuel Medenilla)