MANILA, Philippines — After more than three decades of living in Bahrain, two distressed Filipinos are finally back in their homeland, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Philippine Embassy in Manama facilitated the return of the two Filipinos — a 56-year-old man, who returned on Feb. 22, and a 67-year-old woman, who returned on February 23.
The DFA did not provide the reason behind the repatriation of the woman. The man had a medical condition; he was accompanied by two medical escorts.
The embassy also arranged all the documents and clearances of the two repatriates and shouldered the costs of their airfare, immigration penalties, and other repatriation expenses.
The DFA extends assistance to distressed Filipinos requesting repatriation assistance under its repatriation program.