A TOTAL of 163 Filipinos from Macau were repatriated Saturday, March 7, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
In a series of Twitter posts, the DFA said the Air Macau chartered flight carrying the 163 Filipinos from Macau landed in Manila at past 4 p.m. Saturday.
They were assisted by officials of the Philippines Consulate General in Macau.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a statement Saturday, said the Philippines is grateful to Macau for arranging the repatriation flight in close coordination with the Philippine Consulate General.
He said the chartered flight landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Through the efforts of the Philippine government, a total of 163 Filipinos finally boarded repatriation flight to Manila via Air Macau. The flight is expected to arrive in Manila later this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/xWfUJ42LnX— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) March 7, 2020