BINUKSAN ng Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) nitong Miyerkoles ang One Repatriation Center (One Repat-DMW) para magbigay ng agarang tugon sa distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“In the past, OFWs and their loved ones had to knock on the doors of several government agencies to ask for help. It’s heartbreaking to see families from the provinces traveling all the way to Manila, incurring needless debts and expenses, and dealing with long periods of anxiety while waiting for the response from government agencies,” ayon kay DMW Secretary Susan Ople.
“Now, the DMW will be the one that will work to help our OFWs and if necessary, bring them back to the country to be with their loved ones. Families of OFWs will only need to coordinate with one agency for the shipment of remains, or the repatriation of stranded or exploited OFWs. And we will be the ones to call the families,” dagdag pa niya.
Sinabi ni Ople na maaaring tumawag sa hotline ng One Repat-DMW sa numerong ito 1-348. Aniya, 24/7 na bukas ang hotline nito.
Matatagpuan ang kanilang opisina sa ikalawang palapag ng Blas F. Ople Building sa kahabaan ng EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue.
Pinapayagan ng center ang mga walk-in na humihingi ng tulong.
Sinabi ni Ople na makikipagtulungan ang center sa Department of Foreign Affairs, partikular sa mga lokasyon kung saan walang labor attaches ang Pilipinas.