Filipino migrant workers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP Filipino migrant workers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
Filipino migrant workers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

As Philippines battles Covid-19, what happened to vow of ‘no migrant left behind’?

  • Long considered ‘heroes’ for their role in boosting the economy with remittances, OFWs say they’re now left in the lurch as Manila tightens its borders
  • But those who make it home face other problems, including a lack of jobs in a country which has been in lockdown for over a year now

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Filipino migrant workers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP Filipino migrant workers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
Filipino migrant workers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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