Returning Negros OFWs urged to follow protocols

first_img“They arrived at 3:30 a.m. on very short notice, and there was no hotel available,” he said. “Ask the assistance of the police if necessary to compel cooperation given that some of them came from high risk countries,” Año said during a teleconference of Western Visayas officials. Año instructed Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to call the police if OFWs refuse to comply with protocols. Lacson, for his part, said he hopes the situation would not reach to that point. He said they will be transferred to a hotel within the day. Negros Occidental has enough rooms to accommodate the influx of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs),” Lacson assured. BACOLOD City – Repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning in Negros Occidental should cooperate with local authorities, Interior secretary Eduardo Año said.center_img Lacson said that of the 93 OFWs who arrived in the province Friday, only seven boarded the bus to be brought to E.B. Magalona, while the others remained at the airport. On Friday, another batch of newly-arrived OFWs refused to be brought to the Provincial Healing Center in E.B. Magalona. . “Maybe the first batch told them it’s okay to sleep in the airport and it’s comfortable,” he said. “Initially the flight was cancelled last night, but then it was pushed through.” BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA “I also would like to stress that it is not a question of opening a hotel for these OFWs. We have to make sure that health personnel and security are in place. One nurse is not enough. We should have enough personnel to handle this,” he said./PNlast_img read more