Coast Guard Ferries Stranded Foreigners To Cebu City

Coast Guard Ferries Stranded Foreigners To Cebu City

Spotlight

Celebrate The Holidays With MMFF 2020, Globe, And Upstream

Globe and its partners also encourages moviegoers to fight online privacy.

More Than 124k Drivers, Operators Join Transport Cooperatives

A total 124,443 drivers and franchise owners and operators have joined accredited transport cooperatives ready for franchise consolidation.

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday ferried 12 foreigners of different nationalities from Negros Oriental to Cebu City where they would board a sweeper flight.

The foreigners were stranded after the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent a community spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Dumaguete City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso Antonio said the foreigners boarded the BRP Capones-MRRV 4404 vessel of the PCG at the port here on Wednesday night, after having gone through the proper protocols and documentation.

The 12 included five Spanish, four Koreans, two Germans and one Czech, said Lt. Senior Grade Donna Liza Duran-Ramacho, station commander of PCG-Dumaguete.

She said the vessel had earlier passed by Bohol and Siquijor to pick up other stranded foreigners before proceeding to Dumaguete. It left the port here at around 2 a.m.

This was the third Coast Guard repatriation trip in Dumaguete, as requested by the Department of Tourism in Region 7 (DOT-7), Ramacho said.

Officials and representatives of the PCG, Department of Foreign Affairs, DOT-7, Philippine Ports Authority, Department of Health-Integrated Provincial Health Office in Negros Oriental, the Dumaguete City Tourism Office and Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism Office, among others, were on hand to help facilitate the foreigners’ departure and boarding processes.

Capt. Agapito Bibat, commanding officer of the BRP Capones-MRRV 4404, said a total of 46 foreigners were picked up and brought to Cebu from Bohol, 22; Negros Oriental, 12; and Siquijor, 12.

Likewise, he said they picked up swab specimens for Covid-19 testing in Cebu City from Bohol and Siquijor.

Assisting Bibat in the embarkation and disembarkation process was the vessel’s executive officer, Lt. Alex Branzuela, who also aided in the delivery of personal protective equipment and medical supplies for Negros Oriental and other areas within their area of operations.

The foreign nationals were expected to depart on flights out of Cebu to their respective countries Thursday, Antonio said. (PNA)

Surviving WWII Veterans In E. Visayas To Get Cash Aid

The provincial government of Leyte will extend cash assistance to living World War II veterans in Eastern Visayas as simple gratitude for their service 76 years ago.

DSWD Mindanao To Improve Storage Of Relief Goods

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has reported that some of its regional offices in Mindanao received food preservation machines to be used in storing relief goods for a longer period.

Zambo Norte Town Farmers Receive P4-M Machinery

Several farmer organizations in the Zamboanga del Norte town of Sindangan receives over PHP4-million farm machinery from the Department of Agriculture.

LTFRB-10 Urges Public To Report PUVs Violating Health Protocols

Failure to wear a face mask and face shield will be penalized accordingly.

Rep. Aglipay Calls For Proper Disposal Of Face Masks, Face Shields

"The proper disposal of such medical waste is not only a vital part of defeating COVID-19 but also a means to ensure that future generations have a ‘balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature’ as guaranteed by no less than the 1987 Philippine Constitution," said DIWA Rep. Michael Edgar Aglipay.

Pangasinan Town Mulls Localized Lockdown

Pangasinan considers a localized lockdown in some barangays due to the increase in the number of residents testing positive for COVID-19.

New P170-M US Aid To Protect High-Risk Communities Vs. Disasters

This assistance would focus on communities in Metro Manila and the provinces of Northern Samar and Maguindanao that are highly prone to frequent earthquakes, typhoons, and floods.

Are Heart Evangelista And Kris Aquino Going To Be Part Of ‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’?

These real-life Crazy Rich Asians are rumored to appear in the sequel of the 2018 film. Do you think they would bring it?

‘Snowdrop’ Starring Jisoo And Jung Hae In Begins Production

BLACKPINK's Jisoo is set to play the female lead alongside Jung Hae-In! What do you think of this pairing?!

Student In Pangasinan Town Holds Online Raffle For Sick Dad

A third year AB Communication student in Pangasinan is conducting an online raffle through Facebook to help raise funds for his father diagnosed with cancer who lives a thousand kilometers away from him.