PH Embassy in Singapore Repatriates 325 Filipinos through its 8th Repatriation Flight
Filipino repatriates in line as they check-in for the flight back to Manila. (Singapore PE photo)
SINGAPORE 29 July 2020 – 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 27 July 2020 that brought home 325 Filipinos to the Philippines amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Scoot TR 1390 flight departed Singapore at 1:45 PM and arrived in Manila on the same day at 5:00 PM.
This brings the total number of repatriated Filipinos assisted by the Embassy 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 we are able to go 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. END
Filipino repatriates check-in for the Scoot TR 1390 flight for Manila on 27 July 2020. (Photo by Raul Macapinlac)
600 units of Oxygenators donated by Temasek Foundation being loaded on the Scoot TR 1390 flight bound for Manila. (Photo by Wilford Will Wong)