By Christian Jireh Enriquez
Longing for their hometown, two female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returned to the Philippines together with an Israeli-born teenage boy last Tuesday night after being deported from Israel.
As caregivers, the two Filipinas worked in Israel for more than 15 years but was arrested after seeing that their visas were already expired and soon deported from the Jewish state.
All of them arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 with a flight number on Philippine Airlines flight 737. They successfully returned to the country after being arrested.
They are just 2 of the hundreds of OFWs who are at risk of being deported because of breaching their contracts to their employers and illegally staying in Israel for years.
The immigration said that all violations are being checked by foreign authorities and may cause the deportation of our OFWs ignoring these issues.
This is a crisis that all OFWs should be aware of to prevent anything like this from happening again.