100,000 Filipinos to be repatriated over two months

Sunday, August 02, 2020

A leading source of global labor, the Philippines, like Indonesia, has also been battered after hundreds of thousands of Filipinos, including cruise ship crews, lost their jobs worldwide due to the pandemic then scrambled to head home.

The government has helped bring home more than 115,000 Filipinos from across the world since February and another 100,000 need to be repatriated in the next two months in the largest such pandemic-sparked homecoming in Philippine history, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.-AP