Aid for Benguet OFW vowed

A LAWMAKER assured assistance for the return of the remains of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Atok, Benguet.

On Tuesday, November 17, Benguet caretaker and ACT-CIS partylist representative Eric Go Yap said they are in close coordination with authorities from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the alleged suicide of an OFW.

Yap added that after Typhoon Ulysses hit the country, they took the opportunity to visit the family and pledge to coordinate with the UAE consul-general in order to give justice for her death.

"Isa pong kababayan natin sa Atok na OFW sa UAE na namatay at ngayon nilalakad natin iyong kanyang labi upang mauwi sa ating probinsya sa Benguet. Unfortunately, iniimbestigahan po ito dahil mukhang nagkaroon po ng foul play at parang hindi po sya nagsuicide. Kaya po kailangan pang dumaan sa autopsy iyong labi ng biktima bago maiuwi sa Pilipinas," he said.

Yap also assured scholarship for the eight-year-old child of the deceased until college.

"Sabi ko po sa tatay at nanay niya hindi ko po kayang maibalik ang buhay ng kanilang anak. Ang mamagawa ko lang po, tumayong ama ng eight years old. Ang magagawa ko lang po, siguraduhing makapag-aral siya, maipagamot siya kung magkaroon ng sakit, maibigay iyongpangangailangan at makapagtapos ng college," Yap added.

Yap said assistance will also be given to the family of the OFW.

"Ganoon din sa pamilya niya na magkaka problema, apihin kayo, magkasakit kayo, mamroblema kayo sa pananim. Ano hong problema eh bukas nyo na pong ilapit sa akin," Yap said.

Yap advised all OFWs in the province to take care of themselves, adding, their office are open to help.


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