The Philippine Navy said that it has facilitated the transport of Filipinos on who were onboard BRP Davao Del Sur to there home provinces on June 17.
“These repatriates considered as returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) already finished the required quarantine period aboardship and were tested negative of coronavirus in the swab testing conducted upon their arrival,” the Navy said.
“One of the repatriates was brought to Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to take the sweeper flight of Philippine Air Forces C-130 aircraft to Davao City while another one was taken to the airport for a commercial flight also to Davao. Others were fetched by their relatives,” it added.
The Navy noted that the return of ROFs was facilitated in coordination with respective local government units.
“These Filipino tourists and workers stranded overseas due to travel restrictions spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic were accommodated by LD602 during the Naval Task Forces humanitarian mission in the Middle East. Decent accommodations and proper assistance were provided to them as they underwent quarantine in isolated sections of the ship. They were also given counseling and physical activities to uplift their morale and well-being in the entirety of the journey,” the Navy said.
The Navy added that completion of said mission manifeststhe holistic brand of service it can render to Filipinos especially in this time of crisis.