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Number of Filipinos repatriated during pandemic nears 1.5 million

/ 07:12 AM September 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 1,456,364 Filipinos abroad have been repatriated since the start of the pandemic, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday in a taped weekly briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Of that number, 1,169,447 were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and 296,917 were residents returning from abroad.

This has been tagged as the biggest repatriation ever done by the government as the COVID-19 virus continues to ravage every corner of the world since 2020, causing millions of Filipinos to flee back home.

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