Another batch of 393 stranded Filipinos in Malaysia arrive in ZamboJuly 31, 2020
By Antonio Manaytay
Another batch of 393 stranded Filipinos in Malaysia have arrived in Zamboanga City International Seaport Wednesday, July 29,
The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD 9) had “conducted on-board profiling of 393 returning Filipinos” upon their arrival.
All the swab tests of the returning Filipinos yielded negative results, said DSWD Assistant Secretary Joyce Niwane.
All the government personnel who accompanied them during their 24-hour voyage had also yielded negative RT-PCR results. RT-PCR is the shorthand for Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction.
DSWD 9 sent the returnees to their respective home provinces.
The following are the returnees from Zamboanga Peninsula: Zamboanga City, 25; Zamboanga del Norte, 4; Zamboanga del Sur, 7; and Zamboanga Sibugay, 13.
Sixty-two of them are from Basilan, 59 from Sulu, and 172 from Tawi-tawi.
Forty-one are from other regions except for the 10 who have no definite address because they grew up in Malaysia.