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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, May 22, 2020
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82 return from Palawan, Manila


Eighty-two stranded Negrenses and Bacoleños from Palawan and Manila arrived at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. (Bredco) port yesterday.

The 57 stranded Negrenses arrived from Palawan via Iloilo on board MV Maria Lolita, a passenger vessel of Montenegro Lines, at 2:20 p.m., while 25 seafarers arrived on board a 2GO Malasakit Voyage 6:30 last night, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental head, said.

Of the group from Palawan, the 38 from Bacolod City were brought to a school quarantine center for their 14-day mandatory quarantine, Councilor Cindy Rojas said.

While the 19 Negros Occidental residents were brought to Mambukal Resort in Murcia for their 14-day quarantine, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.

Of the 21 seafarers who arrived, nine were from Negros Occidental and 16 from Bacolod City.

The 16 Bacolod OFWs were immediately brought to a hotel that will serve as their quarantine facility.

Upon their arrival at the hotel, their luggage were disinfected by the Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office personnel.

Meanwhile, a mercy flight carrying about 78 stranded Negrenses from Manila is expected to arrive tomorrow, Diaz said.*


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