THE PHILIPPINE Embassy in Bahrain brought home earlier this week 50 Filipinos from Manama as the office kicked off its repatriation program for 2022, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Thursday. 

The repatriates, which included expectant mothers, overstaying Filipinos, deportees, medical patients, minors, and wards at the Embassy Shelter, arrived in Manila on Monday, Jan. 31. 

“The departure of this first batch of repatriates effectively launched the Embassy’s Repatriation Program for 2022,” it said in a statement on Thursday. 

Quarantine facilities for all returning repatriates were pre-arranged by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. 

The government’s no-quarantine policy took effect Feb. 1 for returning Filipinos. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan