JOINT STATEMENT BY THE BASES CONVERSION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
(BCDA), CLARK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CDC), CLARK INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT CORPORATION (CIAC), AND THE LUZON INTERNATIONAL PREMIER AIRPORT
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (LIPAD)
Clark is declared a Safe Haven for returning OFWs
More than 200 passengers, most of them recently arrived overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), have
been stranded for days in Clark International Airport due to the community quarantines imposed in
their respective provincial destinations.
To ensure the welfare and safety of these passengers amid the COVID-19 threat, BCDA, CDC,
CIAC and LIPAD have coordinated efforts to provide them with the necessary assistance, as the
entirety of Luzon observes the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Clark is a safe haven for returning OFWs.
Starting Thursday, March 19, these passengers will be provided with free food and lodging. They
will be housed in various locations in Clark.
They will be taken good care of while in Clark, until the imposed lockdowns in their destinations
We would also like to express our gratitude to the DOT, DOTR, DILG, OWWA, DSWD, Pampanga
Provincial Government, Angeles and Mabalacat city governments, Pampanga Red Cross and the
Mabalacat City Tourism Council for working with us in providing assistance to the passengers the
past several days.
The Clark International Airport will remain operational should there be inbound and outbound
international flights. For international outbound flights, only OFWs, balikbayans, and foreign
nationals will be allowed to leave, while inbound international passengers will be subjected to strict
SAFE HAVEN. Passengers stranded at the Clark International Airport, mostly returning OFWs, are given free food and lodging at various locations inside the Clark Freeport Zone to ensure their welfare and safety amid the threat of COVID-19. These passengers have been unable to go home because of the community quarantines imposed in their respective provincial destinations. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), and the Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corporation (LIPAD) coordinated efforts to provide them with the necessary assistance.
COMFORTABLE STAY. Passengers who were stranded at the Clark International Airport will be staying for free at various locations in Clark, including the Mansion Hotel. The hotel rooms are equipped with great amenities for their comfortable stay, as they await the lifting of community quarantines imposed in their respective destinations due to the COVID-19 threat.