"All Filipino citizens, whether returning Filipinos or overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), are allowed to return to the Philippines," Harry Roque, the presidential spokesman, said in a media briefing.
Two Philippine government offices in Al Qusais, Dubai namely the Philippine Consulate General (PCGDXB) and Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLODXB), shall continually engage in various digital platforms as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prevails.
Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives gave Secretary Silvestre Bello of the Department of Labour and Employment a severe verbal drubbing following revelations that he already talked with the UK ambassador to the Philippines on the issue.
Of the 50,000, 2,600 have availed of the repatriation programme covering free airline tickets courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs (Manila)-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs.
In April, the government imposed a ban on the foreign deployment especially of Filipino nurses to help control the spread of the disease. At that time, the Philippines ranked second in Southeast Asia in the number of infections.
Chino and Kat Palomar exchanged vows in Cavite province on Sunday under a gigantic cloud of smoke and ash from Taal, one of the world's smallest active volcanoes.
Three Filipino teachers working in Al Ain schools drowned and four others escaped death while spending their summer vacations in their home country.
The 'devastated' Filipino-American actor announced the news on social media, revealing that his mother too is battling the virus, and lamenting the fact that the pandemic kept his 'family apart.'
A Filipino in the UAE has recovered from the dreaded pneumonia-like Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).