Saudi police nabbed two of the stranded OFWs who were in front of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) compound inside the Diplomatic Quarters (DQ) in Riyadh, Migrante said.
The two were identified only as Mr. Lyndon and Juan Carlos.
Migrante is still trying to get their full name and other details.
At around 10:00 a.m. Saudi time, about 200 stranded OFWs, mostly women with children, went to POLO-OWWA offices to seek a dialog with PH embassy and labor officials to attend on their repatriation, Migrante said.
“We call on PH Ambassador to KSA Ezzadin Tago to face and talk to the stranded OFWs. Amb. Tago should listen to their pleas for their repatriation. We would like to remind Amb. Tago that as per our April 30 dialog with DFA sec. Del Rosario, the good secretary committed to us that the PH embassy will provide all the needed assistance to all stranded OFWs who are seeking govt. assistance for repatriation,” said John Leonard Monterona, vice-chairperson of Migrante.
“We call on DFA Sec. Del Rosario to instruct embassy officials, accordingly.
We also call on the Saudi govt. to respect the rights of the stranded Filipino workers who are only seeking a peaceful dialog with PH embassy and labor officials.”