19th Repatriation Flight from Macau Brings Home Total of 3,793 Filipinos to date
Filipinos lining up for check-in procedures at Macau International Airport. (Macau PCG photo by R. Genotiva)
MACAU SAR 26 July 2021 – The Philippine Consulate General in Macau SAR successfully staged its 19th repatriation flight from Macau on 24 July 2021. The flight carried 198 Filipinos home, bringing the total number of those who benefited from the Consulate’s repatriation program to a total of 3,793.
Consul General Porfirio M. Mayo, Jr. led the Consulate team in the repatriation of 198 Filipinos from Macau onboard Philippine Airlines flight no. PR8353, the 19th repatriation flight organized by the Consulate since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the suspension of commercial flights to the Philippines in February 2020.
The flight also brought home the remains of two Filipinos who died in Macau of non-COVID related causes.
Consul General Mayo assured all Filipinos in Macau that the Consulate will continue to assist those who were negatively impacted by pandemic in the SAR. “Pag-iigtingin po ng Konsulado ang pagtulong at serbisyo sa lahat ng mga kababayan natin dito sa Macau, kasama na po ang mga susunod pang repatriation flights,” he said.
He explained that all repatriation flights are determined by the capacity of quarantine facilities in the Philippines which had to be coordinated with various government agencies in view of caps on daily international arrivals and stringent health protocols. Today’s repatriation flight is scheduled to land in Subic Bay International Airport.
Consul General Mayo also welcomed news that the flight also carried back to Macau several Macau Permanent Residents.
Consul General Mayo thanked the Macau SAR Government for its assistance and cooperation in making the Consulate’s repatriation program possible.
He also acknowledged the assistance of Labor Attaché Atty. Ma. Nena German and Welfare Officer Zosima Maria Santos and the rest of POLO-OWWA Macau for their invaluable assistance in the repatriation flight.
The Consulate invites all Filipinos in Macau intent to return home to register their details at the online portal link at: https://tinyurl.com/repatMacau
The next repatriation flight is scheduled on 03 August 2021. END
Philippine Consul General to Macau Porfirio M. Mayo, Jr. (center) addresses queries from one of the passengers joining the repatriation flight, together with Labor Attaché Ma. Nena German (2nd from left) and Attaché Venus Siy. (Macau PCG photo by B. Olinares)