Sat. Jul 31st, 2021

The government flew home on Friday another 163 Filipinos from strife-torn Myanmar.

(Photo Courtesy: DFA)

This latest chartered flight, along with the previous two from Yangon, were funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Assistance-to-Nationals Fund. The Philippine Embassy in Yangon provided transportation and accommodation assistance to 37 Filipinos from outside Yangon. The 163 Filipinos from Myanmar included four seniors and 14 minors, including three infants.

The repatriates will be undergoing quarantine protocols, as required for all those who arrive to the country.

“The DFA works tirelessly to ensure that Filipinos affected by various travel restrictions throughout the world are given the chance to come home,” said Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Y. Arriola.With these new arrivals, the total number of overseas Filipinos who have been repatriated since the start of the pandemic inches closer to 400,000. From Myanmar, the three chartered flights have now brought home a total of 334 Filipinos. SOVEREIGNPH

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