4th batch of repatriated OFWs arrives in Palawan

By: - Correspondent / @RVMirandaINQ
/ 09:21 AM June 03, 2020

Returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) arrive at the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA) early Wednesday morning. (Photos from Palawan IMT/PDRRMO)

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines —Eight returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) arrived at the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA) early Wednesday morning.

The Palawan Provincial Information Office (PIO), in a press statement, said that the repatriates arrived a military C295 aircraft.


It added that five of them were from different municipalities of Palawan while three were residents of Puerto Princesa.

Four Palawan ROFs were brought to a quarantine facility while they await for their transport, while one was reported to have already been picked up by the municipal government unit.


After completing the airport arrival protocol such as verification of travel documents and thermal scanning, the three Puerto Princesa ROFs were also brought to a quarantine facility to rest. They were set to undergo a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in the afternoon.

The fourth batch of ROFs were assisted by personnel from Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), Tactical Operation West – Western Command (TOW-WESCOM) Air Force, Provincial Health Office (PHO), Puerto Princesa City Incident Management Team (IMT), and City’s Anti-Crime Task Force (ACTF).

A total of 171 ROFs have returned home in Palawan since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered concerned agencies and offices to clear up the quarantine facilities in Metro Manila as the government prepares for the arrival of ROFs abroad.


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