7 stranded OFWs leave HK with help from Mission For Migrant Workers

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Seven of 10 stranded Filipino passengers on Feb. 2 check in for their rescheduled flight on Saturday. (Courtesy: Mission for Migrant Workers/Facebook)

Seven Filipino migrant workers who got stranded on Feb. 2 left Hong Kong on Saturday to return to the Philippines, according to a migrant support group.

A Feb. 6 social media post from the Mission For Migrant Workers said the Filipinos left Hong Kong via a rebooked Philippines Airlines flight with assistance from the organisation and the Bethune House. The Bethune House arranged for the shelter of some of the stranded workers.

On Feb. 2, ten Filipinos—nine domestic workers and one musician—were stranded at the airport after their PAL flight got cancelled. PAL had reportedly sent an email blast informing passengers of the flight cancellation.

The Mission sought consular assistance on the same day to repatriate the nationals.

Consul Paulo Saret, who heads the Assistance to Nationals Section of the Philippine Consulate, said at least four Filipinos approached them to seek help for flight cancellation on the same day the Filipinos got stranded.

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