Nov 28, 2020

2 Canadian tourists leave Palawan on sweeper flight

The special flight was conducted by Philippine Airlines (PAL) in coordination with the Canadian embassy, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the local government.

Puerto Princesa International Airport. Photo by Romar Miranda.

SAN VICENTE, Palawan — Two Canadian nationals caught by the lockdown in Port Barton and Long Beach finally managed to leave the province on Tuesday by taking a sweeper flight to Manila, en route to Toronto.

The special flight was conducted by Philippine Airlines (PAL) in coordination with the Canadian embassy, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the local government.

San Vicente tourism officer Lucilyn Panagsagan told Palawan News that they assisted the Canadians in getting their health clearances and travel passes from their town to Puerto Princesa City.

“Kinontak namin sila, forwarded ang name nila sa DOT at sa provincial tourism office. Ginawan natin ng travel passes at medical clearances. Coordinated ang alis nila. Pagdating sa Puerto Princesa International Airport, sinalubong sila ng mga taga-provincial tourism office,” she said.

Manila PR43441 left the PPIA at 8:45 a.m. and arrived in Manila at 10:30 a.m.

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