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The first batch of 48 Filipinos who were repatriated from Lebanon on immigration-related offenses arrived on Monday, while another batch of 105 others will arrive on Tuesday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Those who arrived were composed of 45 adults and three children. They were welcomed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by officials of the DFA Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) and the Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon Gilberto G.B. Asuque.

The DFA said the OFW returnees were repatriated using Assistance to Nationals (ATN) funds. They stayed at the Filipino Workers Resource Center while the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) were negotiating with the employers and immigration authorities for their exit clearances. Source: globalnation

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