MIGRANT rights group Migrante has urged President Benigno Aquino III to visit the stranded overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia.
“We want him visit Saudi Arabia so that he could witness to the miserable situation of hundreds of stranded and distress OFWs who are begging for government assistance,” said John Leonard Monterona, Migrante regional coordinator in Middle East.
To get the attention of concerned government officials, the group also launched an online petition for the repatriation of at least 130 stranded OFWs temporarily sheltered at Philippine embassy-rented villa in Riyadh.
According to Monterona, there are nearly 200 women OFWs staying at the Bahay Kalinga aside from those at the deportation center whose numbers swell to over 130 male stranded OFWs.
Monterona also hit both the Aquino administration and opposition leaders for their early electoral campaign instead of helping stranded and maltreated Filipino workers abroad.
Click the link below to sign the petition of stranded OFWs in Saudi: