By Susan G. De Leon, June 30, 2020

Following the discontinued travel of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) to Cebu province and Regions VI, VIII, and CARAGA, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque emphasized that the travels had to be put on hold in order to contain the current coronavirus situation in those areas. 

According to Roque, discussions are ongoing on how to best address the plight of LSIs, while making sure that the local government units that will be receiving them have the capacity to do so. As of June 27, there are 127,367 registered LSIs, the majority of them stranded in Region V (28,670), Metro Manila (16,738), and Region IV-B (16,361).