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A total of 1,050 overseas Filipino workers stranded by the pandemic arrived in the Philippines today, August 11, via three separate chartered flights.

Cebu Pacific flight 5J29 from Oman arrived in Davao City at 3am today, carrying 381 passengers (including six infants), while Philippine Airlines flight PR8625 arrived in Manila from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with 346 OFWs. Another 345 stranded Filipinos are expected to land in Cebu this afternoon from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Philippine Airlines flight PR8657.

Migrant Workers’ Affairs Undersecretary Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola tweeted photos of the repatriation flights, along with the news that four more repatriation flights were scheduled from the UAE this month, including one on Friday, August 13.

The DFA reported the repatriation of over 600,000 OFWs in the 12-month period from May 2020 to May 2021.

Read: DFA Advisory: 7,849 active Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad, as of August 9, 2021



Schedule of DFA repatriation flights for August 2021
Schedule of DFA repatriation flights for August 2021

This article, 1,050 OFWs stranded by the pandemic arrive home on three separate flights, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company.

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