The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) of the Philippines announced that the Saudi government has allocated funds to address the issue of unpaid wages owed to Filipino overseas workers (OFWs) who were employed by companies that went bankrupt. DMW Secretary Susan Ople assured claimants that significant progress has been made in resolving the matter.
Secretary Ople stated that they no longer need to inquire about the total amount owed, as Minister Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, the head of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, confirmed that the responsibility now rests with the Ministry of Finance. She further reassured the claimants that the allocated funds are sufficient to cover all outstanding claims, including those of Filipino workers.
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Undersecretary Bernard Olalia of the DMW echoed Secretary Ople’s sentiments, emphasizing that the payment is guaranteed and that the full amount has already been allocated and entrusted to the Ministry of Finance. With the funds now allocated, the focus will shift towards efficiently disbursing the payments to the affected workers
Saudi Arabia Allocates Funds for Unpaid Wages
The Saudi government has designated funds to address the issue of unpaid wages owed to Filipino overseas workers (OFWs). This allocation is aimed at resolving the financial grievances and fulfilling the rightful claims of affected OFWs.
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Strengthening Bilateral Relations and Supporting Filipino Workers
DMW Secretary Susan Ople has assured claimants that significant progress has been made in addressing the unpaid wage issue. With Minister Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi confirming that the responsibility now lies with the Ministry of Finance, the allocated funds are deemed sufficient to cover all outstanding claims