Photos by DFA-OUMWA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) capped off another round of repatriations by welcoming home a total of 123 Filipino seafarers from Spain.

Marking the fourth batch of Filipino crew members repatriated again were composed of 64 crew members of the Marella Celebration and 59 from MV World Odyssey.

Earlier on Friday, April 3, a crew of 454 total from Norwegian Dawn and Star and another 446 crew members of Armonia, Meraviglia, Seaside and Divina cruise ships arrived in Manila, and another 79 seafarers from Carnival Pride, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Breeze, and MS World Odyssey arrived in Clark.

The DFA, through the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in close coordination with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the local manning agencies, made the arrangements for this task.

Photos by DFA-OUMWA

Representatives of OWWA, Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Bureau of Quarantine and Manila International Airport Authority, joined in welcoming the repatriates.

All 123 Filipinos underwent the appropriate medical protocols as required by the DOH and BOQ. The repatriates will also undergo the mandatory quarantine.


Stay updated with news and information from the Department of Foreign Affairs by visiting their website at dfa.gov.ph.

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