TWO lifeless bodies of overseas Filipino workers), believed to be murdered, were recovered in Kuwait, reported the Philippine Embassy in the area.

In a statement released by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the embassy identified the victims as Astria Samad Abdul and Norhaisa Nasa Andaw.

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"The embassy is closely following both cases and are in constant contact with the concerned agencies on the developments," the DFA pointed out.

It added that the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs is in close contact with the families of the victims in Maguindanao and Cotabato, respectively.

Based on the embassy report, Kuwaiti police found the remains of Abdul on July 17 abandoned in the Kabad desert area.

It was however found out later that she was tortured to death by her employers, who are both Kuwaitis.

"Spouses Abdulaziz al Falekh and Rabagh Mustafa Sahata admitted to the Kuwait police of torturing Ms. Abdul to death and leaving her body there," said the embassy.

Abdul's remains will now be subjected to further forensic examination before it is repatriated to the Philippines while criminal charges are already filed against the couple.

On the other hand, Andaw was stabbed to death by her Egyptian husband, Atallah Mohammad, at a salon in Jabriya allegedly due to jealousy.

The embassy reported that she had sustained 31 stab wounds before her husband fled the scene while leaving behind a knife and his slippers.

A warrant of arrest and a hold departure order have already been issued against the husband of Andaw as the case is already with the prosecutors.

"The DFA has authorized the Embassy to secure the services of a private law firm to assist the local prosecutors in handling the case," said the DFA. (AMN/Sunnex)