The Philippine Embassy in Singapore, in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for clearances, successfully organized its eighth repatriation flight on July 27 that brought home 325 Filipinos to the Philippines amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With the new batch of arrivals, this brings the total number of repatriated Filipinos assisted by the Embassy in Singapore to 1,739 since repatriation flights were organized in April.
The flight also carried 600 units of oxygen concentrators donated by Temasek Foundation to the Philippines as part of its continuing assistance for Philippine’s COVID-19 response.
The Embassy has also coordinated the processing of CAAP clearances for 15 privately chartered flights to repatriate stranded Filipino seafarers in Singapore. A total of 705 Filipino seafarers were able to return home through these flights chartered by their local manning agencies.
The Embassy is hoping to organize another repatriation flight in the next few weeks. Interested Filipinos are advised to regularly check the official Facebook page of the Embassy for further details such as confirmation of the flight schedule and on how to sign up for the said flight.