By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, SEOUL

2 August 2022, Seoul - Ambassador Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega warmly welcomed 158 Employment Permit System (EPS) workers who arrived in Korea early this morning, 2 August 2022 at the Incheon Airport. The new latest worker arrivals bring to 2,906 the total number of Filipino EPS workers who have entered Korea since deployment resumed in November 2021.

In her welcome message, Ambassador de Vega reaffirmed the support of the Philippine Embassy and POLO OWWA for the welfare and protection of Filipino workers in Korea. She conveyed her wishes for the successful, orderly, and safe employment of the newly-arrived workers, and enjoined all of them to participate in the various activities of the Embassy for the Filipino community such as the Post-Arrival Orientation for New EPS Workers (PAOS) and various skills, training, legal, livelihood, reintegration, and information seminars, including the Embassy's Peak Pinoy program.

EPS Rachelle Lomibao, representing the 82 regular workers, and EPS Roy Luis Albajera, representing the 76 Sincere (special re-entry) workers, expressed their appreciation for the support of the Philippine and Korean governments in facilitating their safe and orderly deployment to Korea.

Joining the Ambassador in welcoming the new EPS workers were Labor Attache Ma. Celeste Valderrama and Welfare Officer Aniceta Deuna, together with Deputy Director Kim Hyun Sung of the Foreign Workforce Bureau of HRDK and Ms. Mona Jeoung of KBIZ. END