OFW family lauds PACOC-A A +A
Monday, September 2, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The family members of an Overseas Filipino Worker who was arrested in Malaysia lauded the Provincial Action Center for OFWs Concerns (PACOC) for providing them needed assistance.
Albert Yabut was apprehended by Malaysian authorities more than 15 days ago for overstaying and working there without a visa.
Nestor Yabut, a resident of Barangay Mandasig in Candaba town and father of the distressed OFW, sought the assistance of Mayor Rene Maglanque for the speedy deportation of the younger Yabut.
Maglanque referred them to the PACOC office for proper coordination with the Philippine embassy in Malaysia.
The PACOC then conducted the initial questioning of Yabut's relatives, involving the latter's personal circumstances including his mode of entry in Malaysia, employment record and his current condition under the custody of the Malaysian authorities.
It was learned that Yabut is an undocumented OFW who has been working in Malaysia for more than four years.
He was arrested after a fellow OFW provided authorities with information on his whereabouts.
"Magpasalamat kami pu kekayu. Ala na kaming balu pang lapitan aliwa na makasaup kekami. Sana asaupan yu kami king pamagbalik ng Albert," Nestor told PACOC officials.
PACOC officials said that they would immediately coordinate with the embassy in Malaysia to provide the OFW all necessary assistance while the deportation case is still ongoing.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 03, 2013.