Gordon urges IATF to open more airports for OFW repatriation amid pandemic

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Sen. Richard Gordon has asked the government’s COVID-19 task force to open up more airports to allow more passenger flights carrying Filipino migrant workers to come in. | CMRamosINQ

“I’m aware that we have to take precautions, but I think it would not be a problem if we allow more flights to come in and distribute them to other airports such as Clark, Subic, and Mactan,” Gordon, chair of the Philippine Red Cross , said in a letter to Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementor of the National Task Force Against COVID-19, and his deputy Vince Dizon.

“I’m sure your prompt action would be greatly appreciated by our kababayans in the Middle East whose suffering would be alleviated because they will be able to come home to their families,” Gordon’s letter read. “It must be very hard, being stranded and jobless in a foreign land, far away from your loved ones and unsure of where to get money for your next meal and other daily needs. I have also received emails pleading for help about their situation,” he added.land at Manila’s main airport on May 11 with the imposition of a 400-passenger cap per day.

These passengers will be subjected to polymerase chain reaction testing for COVID-19 and will undergo a 14-day mandatory facility-based quarantine.As of Monday afternoon, Philippine health officials have confirmed 12,718 COVID-19 cases in the country. Of the number 2,729 have recovered while 831 have died.


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CMRamosINQ Allow more airport to open...pagkatapos...anong gagawin nyo sa mga OFW?...eh wala na man kayong programa...lalo na sa mga nawalan na ng trabaho...dada lang kayo ng dada...wala kayong mga pakiramdam!

CMRamosINQ Even domestic flights to Naia po sana kasi need na namin makabalik abroad. Or utilize ibang airports for international flights.

CMRamosINQ yeah all jobless OFWs - go home. all foreigners with ACR cards, resident visas and Filipino partners suffering now from separation - stay the fu*k out ! 😡😡😡

CMRamosINQ Cge dagdag pa.

CMRamosINQ Nobody wants to fly

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