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Filipino expats in Oman to be reimbursed for flight delays after Manila plane crash

The Philippine embassy in Muscat has announced will provide financial assistance for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Oman, who were affected by the delay of flights as a result of a plane crash in Manila.


According to a statement from the embassy, “The Philippine Embassy in Muscat informs OFWs in Oman whose outbound flights from Manila were directly affected, resulting in the delay of their departure, by the closure of one of the runways of the Manila International Airport as a result of the accident involving Xiamen Airlines flight 8667 on August 16, 2018, that the Philippine government will be providing financial assistance in the amount of Five Thousand Philippine Pesos (PHP5,000.00)."

One of the runways at Manila International Airport was shut after Chinese airline Xiamen Air's flight 8667 skidded off the runway on August 16, delaying dozens of flights and affecting thousands of passengers. No casualties from the incident were reported.

For OFWs from Muscat, application for financial assistance may be claimed with the submission of the following documents:

Original letter issued by the DFA- Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) handed out at the airport;

Copy of data page of passport;

Copy of Philippine immigration stamp showing departure from Manila;

Copy of the plane ticket from Manila to final destination;

Copy of boarding passes from Manila to final destination;

Copy of original airfare booking.

For more details, OFWs can call the Assistance-to-Nationals Unit of the Embassy at (968) 24605140 or email: [email protected], [email protected]

Source: timesofoman

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