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DFA repatriates 13,537 stranded Filipinos abroad

/ 04:48 AM December 15, 2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) brought home 13,537 overseas Filipinos over the weekend, bringing to 300,838 the number of repatriated nationals since it began its COVID-19-related repatriation efforts in February. Of the total number of repatriated Filipinos, 90,621 (30.12 percent) were sea-based, while 210,217 (69.88 percent) were land-based. “This is the biggest repatriation effort in the history of the DFA and of the Philippines,” said Sarah Lou Arriola, the undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs. —Tina G. Santos

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