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NAIA ready for possible repatriation of OFWs in Middle East

Due to the ongoing tension between Iran and the United States, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Thursday said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is ready to accommodate the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East should the government decide to repatriate them.

In a statement, MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said they will support government efforts to the best that it can, to help bring the OFWs home.

Holding areas where OFWs can be briefed and processed will be provided. Medical teams will also be deployed at these holding areas.

“Malasakit kits” (which normally contains biscuits, bottled water, tissue, and sanitizer) will be distributed to them.

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced its readiness for possible OFWs repatriation.

The CAAP is ready to comply with government’s air requirements, air asset needs, and provide air traffic aid, said CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco.

Coordination with both local and international carriers is also being done in preparation for the possible repatriation, he added. (PNA)

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