KALIBO, Aklan -- A Canadian born from a Filipina mother was among those 159 fatalities in the plane crash in Ethiopia.
The victim, Danielle Moore, 24, was working as a marine biologist of the United Nations (UN). Her mother reportedly hailed from Barangay Toledo, Nabas, Aklan.
Neighbors of the victim who is privy of the family said that Moore has migrated in Canada.
“Their family, whenever they come home for vacation in Nabas, are known to be private. They do not usually mingle with their neighbors,” a source who requested anonymity said.
Messages of condolences have since poured to the Facebook page of Danielle’s mother, Clarissa. Several of those messages referred to Clarissa as “ate” (sister), a common Filipino word to respect female older people.
Reports said, Danielle has worked in Winnipeg, Canada for a number of charities and non-government organizations, most recently Canada Learning Code, an organization that teaches digital skills and coding, particularly to women, girls, indigenous youth, newcomers and people with disabilities.
She was supposed to attend a UN environment conference when the incident happened. (Jun N. Aguirre/SunStar Philippines)