More Filipinos return from South Korea
Special flights help over 500 Filipinos in South Korea
MANILA – The Philippine Embassy in Seoul arranged for two special passenger flights, Korean Air KE 623 and Asian Airlines OZ 703 from Incheon to Manila last Tuesday, July 7 with 537 Filipinos on board.
The Philippine Embassy with the assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies arranged with Korean Air and Asiana Airlines for a total of seven flights for the return of 1,269 stranded overseas Filipinos.
Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Christian L. De Jesus said the Embassy will continue to assist overseas Filipinos in South Korea who have been severely affected by COVID-19 pandemic. Part of their mandate is to bring the stranded Filipinos home. (Melo M. Acuña)
Hundreds of Filipinos prepare to leave South Korea as the Philippine Embassy arranged with two Korea-based carriers to bring the stranded Filipinos back home. (Philippine Embassy/South Korea photos)