Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin Jr. encourages the government to lift the travel ban for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) returning to the Philippines on the Christmas holiday.
According to the Twitter post of Locsin, the government must increase the passenger capacity in various international airports in the country for returning OFWs.
“Only help is to increase flights to our Manila, Clark, Subic & Cebu airports for all international airlines and lift the cap on arrivals, especially for returning OFWs,” Locsin said.
“The cap has jacked up economic prices to US$ 7,000 for the economy, denying them means to go home for Christmas,” he added.
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport can only accept 4,000 international travelers per day at the moment.
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