THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) repatriated 373 stranded Filipinos in Singapore who involved 34 expecting ladies and 15 others who have been unwell.
In a assertion, the DFA on Thursday explained as of July 15, a full of 1,432 of Filipinos in Singapore have benefited from the government’s repatriation plan amid the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic which displaced overseas Filipinos.
The repatriates also provided 91 who have completed their work contracts, 87 who were not renewed or terminated from their contracts, 61 stranded travelers, 15 senior citizens, and 13 students or minors.
Most of the evacuees were respondents of an on the web registration survey performed by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore from June 29 to July 3, which created a overall of 1,189 registrants, the DFA claimed.
Supplemental travellers came from the listing of Filipino folks who have sought guidance straight from the embassy, the International Affairs section added.
The repatriation flight departed Singapore on July 14 at 2:30 p.m. and arrived in Manila at 6:30 p.m. on the identical working day. This was the 7th repatriation flight that the embassy organized.
The embassy is set to conduct a few much more repatriation flights in the up coming handful of weeks. “Our kababayans in Singapore who are intrigued to avail of these repatriation flights are encouraged to often look at the Philippine Embassy’s formal Facebook web site for updates,” the DFA stated.
The embassy also assisted privately chartered flights arranged by area manning businesses to repatriate stranded Filipino seafarers in Singapore by coordinating their clearances from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and the DFA.
Meanwhile, Singapore donated 100 check kits and individual protecting gear (PPE) to the Department of Wellness (DoH) “in the spirit of the potent bilateral cooperation involving the Philippines and Singapore,” the DFA claimed.
Singapore’s Temasek Basis a short while ago donated 100 take a look at kits (equal to 20,000 tests), 12 MGIEasy DNA/RNA kits (equivalent to 20,736 preps) and 90,805 PPE products comprised of goggles, gloves, facial shields, masks, surgical robes, caps, and shoe addresses in support of the Philippines’ Covid-19 response.
Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap been given the donations on July 13 and thanked Temasek Foundation Chief Executive Officer Benedict Cheong for Singapore’s generosity and solidarity.
The DoH received the Temasek Foundation’s donations on July 14. This is Temasek Foundation’s second batch of donations to the Philippines, the DFA stated.
Temasek Foundation beforehand donated 100 oxygen concentrators, 200 models of Covid-19 diagnostic kits (equivalent to 40,000 exams) and 2 ventilators to the DoH.
Temasek Foundation is the non-profit firm underneath the philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s condition sovereign fund.