A month since the Port Management Office of Misamis Oriental/Cagayan de Oro (PMO MO/C) welcomed the first batch of repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Port of Cagayan de Oro on 25 April 2020, the PMO has handled a total of 884 repatriated Filipinos from 21 trip arrivals with the latest 227 passengers composed of Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) from Metro Manila on 26 May 2020.

Batches of ROFs and LSIs who were mostly from Metro Manila and Cebu were facilitated by PMO MO/C in close coordination with various concerned agencies: Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH), Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), City LGU and International Humanitarian Assistance and Inter-Government Relations Task Group chaired by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Notwithstanding their compliance to documentary requirements including medical certificates or health clearance before their departure from ports of origin, they were subjected to health and safety protocols upon their arrival in CDO Port. Right after the health screening, they were ferried to their destinations through the different transportation units deployed by their respective LGUs from the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Caraga, Davao, Zamboanga, among others. They were escorted by mobile patrol of Cagayan de Oro City Police Office en route to the boundaries of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental.

On 25 May, PMO personnel led by Port Manager Isidro V. Butaslac, Jr. along with the Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (Davao), Vanessa B. Guc-Ong, and LTFRB-10 Regional Director Allan Guru, personally supervised the facilitation of 59 incoming passengers from Cebu bound for Davao.

In addition to this Balik-Probinsya Program of the Government, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) also initiated the “Hatid-Estudyante Program”, aimed at facilitating the students stranded in their campuses, dormitories/boarding houses and/or apartments due to the implemented community quarantine prompted by the prevailing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) to return to their home provinces or cities. On May 14 and 15, nearly 70 repatriated students arrived in CDO Port and were subsequently transported to their respective municipalities and provinces.

The PMO MO/C is expecting more arrivals in bigger batches in coming days as the Government recently institutionalized the Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program, with the first target of bringing more than 17,500 OFWs to their home provinces in three (3) days.


25 April 2020 / 1230H Cebu City 11
30 April 2020 / 0030H Metro Manila 46
5 May 2020 / 1100H Cebu City 11
7 May 2020 / 1200H Cebu City 8
9 May 2020 / 1215H Cebu City 7
12 May 2020 / 1130H Cebu City 12
13 May 2020 / 0900H Jagna, Bohol 2
14 May 2020 / 1200H Cebu City 53
14 May 2020 / 1730H Metro Manila 11
15 May 2020 / 1728H Cebu City 16
19 May 2020 / 1340H Metro Manila 98
19 May 2020 / 1550H Cebu City 36
21 May 2020 / 0900H Metro Manila 72
21 May 2020 / 1330H Cebu City 11
22 May 2020 / 0400H Jagna, Bohol 21
22 May 2020 / 0800H Dumaguete 3
23 May 2020 / 1350H Cebu City 3
24 May 2020 / 0630H Metro Manila 113
25 May 2020 / 0330H Cebu City 59
26 May 2020 / 1000H Cebu City 14
26 May 2020 / 1100H Metro Manila 277