Cebu Pacific Helps Pres. Duterte by Sending It's Plane to Kuwait to Fly Stranded OFWs

The country's leading budget airlines owned and managed by the Gokongwei family of Cebu City, the Cebu Pacific Airlines confirmed that the company would send one of its planes to Kuwait to fly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) there who want to return to the Philippines after the controversial pronouncements of Pres. Duterte to expatriate OFWs from Kuwait.



According to Cebu Pacific they are already coordinating with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait on travel arrangements for OFWs who wish to be repatriated.

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Cebu Pacific released the following statement "Cebu Pacific is mounting a special charter flight from Kuwait to Manila for free. This is in response to the call for assistance by the government to repatriate Filipino workers in Kuwait," the airline said in a statement.

The budget airline added further "Special arrangements are being made since Cebu Pacific no longer has regular commercial air service between Manila and Kuwait."

Cebu Pacific, one of the country's largest airline and the most popular budget airline said it will be deploying a 436-seater plane and will provide food and refreshment, and baggage allowance for all passengers.

Pres. Duterte in a press conference on Friday said he would ask local airlines to help in repatriation efforts in the wake of recent deaths of Filipinos in Kuwait. On the same day also, the President ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to facilitate the repatriation within 72 hours.

The DFA revealed earlier that more than 800 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait are scheduled to go home, they will be repatriated in batches from Sunday to Tuesday.


Cebu Pacific Helps Pres. Duterte by Sending It's Plane to Kuwait to Fly Stranded OFWs Cebu Pacific Helps Pres. Duterte by Sending It's Plane to Kuwait to Fly Stranded OFWs Reviewed by Phil Newsome on February 11, 2018 Rating: 5
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