13 March 2011
To: Hon. Jejomar C. Binay
Vice President, Republic of the
Subject: Repatriation of stranded OFWs in Jeddah
We would like to formally endorse to your kind attention, in your capacity as the Presidential adviser of OFWs concern, the repatriation of stranded OFWs in Jeddah.
To this date, there are still more than 500+ stranded OFWs inside the Jeddah deportation center. We have attached herewith some of the
names of the stranded we have gathered. While there are about more than 500+ staying at the Al-Mina hajj terminal.
The stranded have been at the deportation center for almost three months. According to PH consular officials in Jeddah, they have already requested airfare tickets for the stranded, but this has been the same reply we have received since 2 months ago when we followed the stranded OFWs repatriation.
In this regard, we are requesting that the concerned agencies like DFA-OUMWA and DoLE-OWWA will be reminded to arrange for the needed travel documents and airplane tickets of the stranded so that they will be repatriated without further delay.
We would like to convey our appreciation in advance for your affirmative action on this request from the stranded OFWs.
Thank you and best regards,
John Leonard Monterona
Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator