The Department of Foreign Affairs said the Overseas Filipino Workers in Japan should shoulder their fare to come back in the Philippines.
The said decision of DFA was due to the level of crisis currently happening in Japan. This is applicable not only to the OFWs but also to the non-essential embassy personnel and dependents.
The said crisis level was determine to be in level two. According to DFA, as of now, they should pay their own fare. But if the crisis level goes up to number three, that is the time for the Department to pay for them in order to go home.
It was assured by DFA that the funds of the government were enough in case the need for repatriation occurs which will mean an upgrade to the level of crisis.
Nevertheless, the safety of the Filipinos abroad will be ensured by the Department.