WELCOMING REPATRIATES. Social workers from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conduct intake interview to Filipino repatriates who arrived in Davao City from Manado, Indonesia Thursday night. The 31 fishermen were welcomed by Philippine Government officials led by Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher Lawrence T. Go at Camp Feranil Pier, Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City.
DSWD provided transportation assistance and food packs, Department of Agriculture gave out 150 packs of assorted vegetable seeds, Bureau of Fisheries turned over fishing implements, the Office of the President distributed buckets of foodstuffs while Department of Foreign Affairs assisted them with their travel documents. The fishermen hail from different parts of Mindanao such as General Santos City, Sarangani Province, Davao City, Davao Oriental, Zamboanga, and Tawi-tawi. All will be assisted in returning to their homes as soon as possible. (DSWD)