A TOTAL of 267 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Manila arrived in Tagbilaran, Bohol under the "Hatid Tulong Program" on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Alvin Dagalea, commander of Coast Guard Station Cebu Central and spokesperson of Coast Guard District Central Visayas (PCGDCV), said the LSIs were ferried by three of the Philippine Coast Guard's (PCG) vessels, namely: BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV 8301), BRP Malapascua (MRRV 4403) and BRP Cabra (MRRV 4409).
He said these LSIs underwent rapid test, complied with the prescribed health protocols, and secured travel documents prior their departure from Manila.
They are subject to the guidelines imposed by the Province of Bohol.
The first batch of LSIs arrived in Bohol Tuesday morning via BRP Malapascua (MRRV-4403.) It carried a total of 24 LSIs.
The last two vessels arrived in the afternoon of the same day around 3 p.m.
The BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) carried a total of 218 LSIs, while the BRP Cabra (MRRV 4409) had 25 LSIs onboard.
This is the third wave of the "Hatid Tulong Program" of the PCG bound for Tagbilaran City, Bohol with the total of 344 LSIs from first wave.
The repatriation of the LSIs for Central Visayas is under the command and control of RADM Jose William Isaga, commander of PCGDCV. (WBS with PR)