6 days DFA: Filipinos overseas must not be prevented from returning despite limited quarantine centers in PH MB
By Betheena Unite Inadequate quarantine facilities in the Philippines should not hamper overseas Filipinos’ from returning home amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday (May 23). A total of 29,351 overseas Filipinos (OFs) have been repatriated by the agency since it began bringing back Filipinos affected by COVID-19 in February. Of this number, 66.8 percent (19,610 OFs) are sea-based and 33.2 percent (9,741 OFs) are land-based, with the most recent repatriates arriving from Saudi Arabia today, according to agency. More than 350 overseas Filipino workers of Nasser Al Hajri Corp. in Saudi Arabia ... more