DFA Brings Home Nine Filipinos from Japan

DFA Brings Home Nine Filipinos from Japan

On its 9th day of continuous daily repatriations, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed home nine Overseas Performance Artists (OPAs) who returned from Tokyo, Japan.

The contracts of the OPAs were pre-terminated due to the slowdown of the global economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The DFA and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Philippine Consulate General in Osaka and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA), respectively, coordinated with the local manning agency of the OPAs to facilitate their repatriation.

Following the pre-determined protocol for returning Filipinos under these circumstances, the repatriates were asked to observe home quarantine.

The performing artists were based in Fukuoka before they were flown to Manila via Tokyo onboard All Nippon Airways (ANA).END (Photos by DFA-OUMWA)

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