Repatriated OFWs Finally Home with Help from Serbisyong Bayanihan
- August 17, 2020
- posted in News
In one of UNTV’s Serbisyong Bayanihan (SB) episodes, Kuya Daniel Razon responded to the request of three OFWs in Qatar.
Sally Guillano, Irene Ortega, and Cherrilyn Hapita are only some of the distressed and stranded OFWs in Qatar due to the current global pandemic. Since the pandemic started early this year, DOLE has already assisted in the repatriation of 2,327 OFWs in Qatar, based on Polo-Qatar Records.
Through the coordination of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Guillano and Ortega, two of the said OFWs, are finally back home in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, according to her recruitment agency, Cherrilyn Hapita, the third OFW who asked for help from SB, is already scheduled to go home on September 10. Aside from the repatriation of the three OFWs, they also had issues regarding the transportation fare that their employer was supposed to shoulder. According to Ortega, their employer refused to pay them since the Philippine government already paid for the tickets.
Kuya Daniel informed them that the program would constantly communicate with POEA and OWWA to monitor Hapita’s status until she is able to go home. He also promised to make a follow up on the three OFWs’ concerns regarding their payment from their employer.
Repatriated OFWs must undergo appropriate medical protocols upon their arrival and are also required to undergo quarantine without any charge in compliance with the Inter-Agency Task Force for Covid-19 guidelines.
Another Successful Round of Relief Operations for Serbisyong Bayanihan
As the pandemic continues to affect the less privileged Filipinos, Serbisyong Bayanihan never fails to reach out to those who are in need.
One form of the program’s help is through continuous relief operations in different regions of the country. Another recipient of the second wave of relief operations is Brgy. Paligui, Apalit Pampanga. This year, the program conducted the first wave of relief operations in the area in an earlier month. A total of 1,500 families received relief goods and other essential items.
Another recipient in the latter part of the show was Melody Buenconsejo from Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City, who asked for an oxygen tank for her child. With the help of a member of Members Church of God International (MCGI), she would receive an oxygen concentrator that no longer requires refilling.
Request for Deep Well for Clean Water, Granted
In Serbisyong Bayanihan’s August 19 episode, the program responded to the need of Brgy. Kalikid Sur in Cabanatuan, Camarines Sur for a deep-well that can provide them with clean water.
According to Leonora Pacion, one of the residents in the barangay, the public “post” or deep well that they have already needs a replacement for it is no longer functioning well. With the help from MCGI and Kilo Outdoors group, residents of Brgy. Kalikid Sur are finally able to access potable water from the 16-feet deep well donated to the barangay.
Later on, Nanay Leonora asked for help from the veteran broadcaster regarding her glaucoma and diabetes. The program promised her a medical checkup and a regular supply of medicines. The program was also able to respond to specific individuals and groups with other requests.
Jessica Servo from Caloocan City asked the show for a colostomy bag and other medical equipment for her child. She would get medical help and a follow-up for scheduling the operation of her child.
On the other hand, Emma Angeles from Pili, Camarines Sur, and Jinky Panlilio from Mexico, Pampanga, were both given financial help to start a small business of food-selling, e-loading and aid for their sick children.
Kuya Daniel also reminded the viewers that even if Serbisyong Bayanihan is off-air, anyone can still make medical consultation, especially those needing urgent medical help via the UNTV Digital Clinic. This pool of doctors is open 24/7 for diagnosis and other medical assistance.
As always, Kuya Daniel wrapped up the show by reminding the viewers that in this time of crisis, everyone’s cooperation is needed, especially in uplifting each other.