Eight returning overseas Filipinos (ROF) arrived early Wednesday at the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA), the fourth batch to arrive from Manila quarantine facilities since Friday last week.
The Palawan Provincial Information Office (PIO), in a press statement, said that the repatriates were aboard military aircraft C295.
“Lima sa mga ito ay residente ng iba’t ibang mga munisipyo sa Palawan habang ang tatlo ay pawang mga taga lungsod ng Puerto Princesa,” the statement said.
Four Palawan ROFs were brought to their respective quarantine facilities while they wait for their transport. One has reportedly been picked up.
After completing the airport arrival protocol such as verification of travel documents and thermal scanning, the three Puerto Princesa ROFs were also brought to a quarantine facility to rest. They were set to undergo a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in the afternoon.
The fourth batch of ROFs was assisted by personnel from Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), Tactical Operation West – Western Command (TOW-WESCOM) Air Force, Provincial Health Office (PHO), Puerto Princesa City Incident Management Team (IMT), and City’s Anti-Crime Task Force (ACTF).
A total of 171 ROFs have returned home in Palawan since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the concerned agencies and offices to clear up the quarantine facilities in Metro Manila as the government prepares for the arrival of a subsequent batch of ROFs abroad.