ANOTHER two of the seven overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who worked in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrived in the Philippines Tuesday.
Bombo Philippines-Bacolod reported Thursday that Zaldy Candeluna and William Tan, both residents of Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, arrived in Manila last July 13.
The victims said their families provided them the funds to go home while PERT/CPM Manpower Inc. offered them plane tickets. However, they signed a waiver that they will no longer run after the recruitment agency by filing of the appropriate charges against them.
Candeluna said even if they want to fight for their rights in the court in Dammam, they will still lose in the case.
He said the expenses for their exit visas were all paid by their families, adding that an official from the Bank in Dammam who received the money from the Philippines was even surprised to know that their families are sending them money instead of them sending money to their families in the Philippines.
He said that the most important thing now is that they're back in the country and they can start looking for means to earn a living.
Candeluna said they are all buried in debts because of what happened to them abroad.
He appealed to those with generous hearts to help two other OFWs -- Simplicio Velasco III and Oliver Alanza -- who have not yet raised the needed amount for their repatriation.
Velasco and Alanza both need more or less P40,000 each, Candeluna said. (Carla N. Canet)