The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said a total of 51,113 overseas Filipinos have been brought home since February, following the Covid-19 outbreak.

The DFA said 57.33 percent or 29,302 were sea-based workers while 42.67 percent or 21,811 were land-based, with recent arrivals coming from Japan, Norway, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States and Vietnam.

Four chartered flights were set to arrive this week with 1,464 overseas Filipinos from Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Macau.

Thirty stranded overseas Filipinos from India and Sri Lanka arrived home on board BRP Davao del Sur last June 12, 2020. Melo M. Acuña