More than 87% or 7,715 of this week’s repatriates arrived from the Middle East. 611 OFs meanwhile came home from Asia-Pacific, 503 from Europe and 2 from the Americas.
This week, the DFA chartered a Philippine Airlines flight to Guangzhou, China which brought home 86 distressed overseas Filipinos from various regions in China, including a medical stretcher case. Our Philippine Embassy in Beijing and our Consulates General in Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Xiamen worked seamlessly to get the repatriates in their respective jurisdictions to Guangzhou, China where they boarded the chartered flight. With the valuable assistance of the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs, the repatriation flight landed safely last Wednesday, 11 November 2020, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.