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OFWs injured in Taiwan quake now at 15

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The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Wednesday reported the number of injured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has increased to 15.

All 15 OFWs have received initial medical treatment and have been discharged. Additionally, follow-up consultations and check-ups have been scheduled, the DMW said.

The injured OFWs are currently recuperating in their respective company dormitories and accommodations. The Migrant Workers Office in Taipei (MWO-Taipei) is monitoring their conditions closely in coordination with their companies as well as medical authorities.

Meanwhile, the DMW, through its Migrant Workers Offices in Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung, works closely with the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) led by chairman Silvestre H. Bello III in monitoring the situation and helping the OFWs in the aftermath of the earthquake.

A six-member augmentation team deployed to Taiwan has been meeting with various Filipino communities and workers’ groups to assure them of the government’s full support.


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