Second Quarter Report 

  Highlights of the Report


 Data on Arriving Passengers and Crew

For the second quarter of this year (April 1 to June 30, 2017), 3,778,259 passengers and crews arrived at the major and minor ports of the Philippines.  Ninoy Aquino International Airports 1, 2 and 3 had the highest number of documented arrivals accounting to 80% (n=3,030,053) of the total number of arrivals followed by Cebu Station with 401,254 or 10.6% (Tab. 1).


  Table 1. Number of Arriving Passengers and Crew by Aircraft, Cargo and Cruise ship at Points of Entry

April 1 to June 30, 2017 (n=3,778,259)




 Evidently, arrivals by aircraft registered the biggest number of arrival for the second quarter of this year. This was followed by arrivals from cargo vessels (Fig.1). 


Fig. 1 Number of Arrivals by Type of Conveyance and by Month

April 1 to June 30, 2017 (n=3,778,259)


Fever Surveillance


There were 144 (0.003%) passengers from the 3,778,259 seen to be febrile through thermal scanner.

Three (3 or 2%) of these passengers seen while on cruise. All were assessed and cleared by the Quarantine Medical Officer on duty. These passengers had no known history of travel in a country with diseases under Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). 


  1. Referrals on Departing Passengers

(NCR Manila and Clark Station ONLY)


For the second quarter of this year, 464 passengers departing from the country was referred and managed by the Quarantine Medical Officer (QMO) on duty for health assessment and clearance.

Of this number, eighty-three (83 or 18%) were deferred to travel and majority (45 or 54%) of the cases were conditions affecting the eye. 

Table 2. Leading Causes (Systemic) of Medical Referral of Departing Passengers for Quarantine Health Assessment and Clearance

April 1 to June 30, 2017 (n=464)

III. Other Health Events

  1. Reported Death on Board

For the second quarter of this year, there were three (3) deaths on board reported and cleared at the Ninoy Aquino International Airports.  Cases of reported deaths were not related to any infectious disease. 


  1. Issuance of Certificate to Transport Human Remains

A total 2,012 incoming and outgoing human remains cleared by the Bureau.  Of these number, 1,129 (56%) of the quarantine permits issued at the BoQ Headquarters. Table 3 shows the ten (10) leading causes of death reported and issued certificate to transport of human remains at BoQ Manila Headquarter.   


Table 3. Ten (10) Leading Causes of Death Reported and Issued Certificate to Transport Human Remains

Manila, April 1 to June 30, 2017 (n=612) **


Immediate Cause of Death Frequency
N %
TOTAL 612 100
Acute Myocardial Infarction 170 27.78
Septic Shock 88 14.38
Acute Respiratory Failure 71 11.60
Pneumonia 69 11.27
Cardio Pulmonary Arrest 44 7.19
Cardio Respiratory Arrest 43 7.03
Multiple Organ Failure 41 6.70
Cardiogenic Shock 32 5.23
Hypovolemic Shock 29 4.74
Gunshot Wounds 25 4.08