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Bahrain ready to take in more Filipino workers — DFA

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano (fourth from left) and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa (2nd from right) discuss bilateral relations between the Philippines and Bahrain during a meeting at the Alzahir Palace on Sunday, May 13. -- PHOTO: DFA

Bahrain is ready to receive more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) into their country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday, May 14.

In his two-day official visit to the Persian Gulf State, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said he discussed the welfare of OFWs with the Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa who expressed his government’s readiness to accommodate more Filipino workers.

“Prime Minister Khalifa told us that we have nothing to worry about as far as our workers are concerned and he even gave his personal assurance that his office will deal with any problem that may involve our kababayans (countrymen),” the Philippines’ top diplomat said in a statement. — Camille A. Aguinaldo