243 deportees arrive in Zambo Print
Friday, 27 April 2018 11:26

By RG Antonet Go

The Department of Social Welfare and Development-9 (DSWD-9) has announced the arrival of 243 deportees at the Zamboanga City Port last Wednesday.

The deportees arrived via the MV Antonia from Sandakan, Malaysia.

Ivan Eric Salvador, DSWD-9 Information Officer, said that most of the deportees are natives of Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi- Tawi.

Some deportees are residents coming from Luzon and Visayas, according to Salvador.

From the port, the deportees were transported to the Processing Center for Displaced Persons located in Barangay Talon -Talon where they were given food and accommodation.

Medical assessment and check-up were given by the Department of Health (DOH).

The center can accommodate a maximum of 600 deportees.  (RGAAGo)