Nearly 200 stranded Filipinos in Hong Kong assisted by a number of government agencies
Two more special flights from Hong Kong brought home 190 Filipinos
MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs reported the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong helped 190 stranded Filipino nationals due to the COVID-19 pandemic through two Cathay pacific special flights last June 27 and 29 this year.
The repatriates were mostly household service workers whose contracts were either terminated or have ended and their scheduled flights to Manila have been canceled several times. Several pregnant workers joined the flight with a couple of medical cases and a Filipina with an expired visa.
The Assistance-To-Nationals section together with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Cathay Pacific worked together for the successful repatriation.
Filipino officials helped in the smooth check-in process at the airport while officers and staff of the Consulate, POLO, OWWA and DSWD provided additional support by extending N95 masks and meals to the repatriates. (Melo M. Acuña)
Photos of Filipino repatriates from Hong Kong. (DFA Photos)