Around 100 Locally Stranded Individuals Force Into Camping At NAIA
CAMPING IN NAIA – Due to their flights being canceled, close to 100 individuals were forced to camp out near NAIA Terminal 3.
According to a report from CNN, one of the stranded passengers, Allen, said:
Gusto naming makauwi na sa mga pamilya namin, wala na kaming pera at panggastos, wala rin kami maibigay sa pamilya namin.
(We want to go home to our families, we don’t have any more money to spend, we can’t even give anything to our families).
Allen was a construction worker who, like many others, lost their source of income due to the coronavirus epidemic. Since the beginning of the lockdown, thousands of Filipinos were left unemployed.
As per the report, Allen was with around 70-100 passengers that wanted to go back to their provinces. Sadly, their flights were canceled.
Similarly, passengers bound for Visayas and Mindanao were also forced to sleep on the sidewalks and some, the roads.
Even with complete documents such as tickets, negative rapid test results, and travel clearance from their local barangays, they were still unable to board the ships. They were also required to present a negative swab test result before being allowed inside.
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