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City to help stranded ROFs in Manila: VM Rama

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The city government of Cebu will help its residents who are returning overseas Filipinos (ROF) and are stranded in Manila due to the flight diversion imposed by the national government.

Malacañang earlier extended the diversion of international flights from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport until June 12.

This means that those who are scheduled to fly home to Cebu will be diverted to Manila, where they will spend 10 days under quarantine in Department of Health-accredited hotels. (https://bit.ly/2TPCrzr)

Acting Mayor Michael Rama has instructed the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate with Cebu City residents being quarantined in Manila.

“We will assist them, first we need to coordinate them and provide communication to their families. We will check if they have food and other things they need so we can give them. Then we need to get them home,” said Rama.

He also instructed the EOC to find a way to get them home after they are released.

The vice mayor said the city will find either a boat or a flight to bring the ROFs home after their quarantine.