The Filipina domestic helper who has been comatose in Macau finally arrives back to the Philippines.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Filipina arrived in the Philippines last August 29 after she was comatose last April. The Filipina who hails from La Union stayed in a hospital in Macau until she was repatriated back recently.
The child of the OFW Filipina who also works as an OFW in Macau was the one who asked for help from the Consulate in Macau. Fortunately, they responded to the call immediately and her repatriation was readied.
“The work to ensure that our kababayan is repatriated to the Philippines required close coordination among several officials from different agencies based in Macau, Manila and La Union. The Philippine Government will extend all efforts across all borders in promoting the welfare and well-being of our kababayans anywhere in the world,” says Lilybeth R. Deapera, Philippine Consul General to Macau.
“I also extend my sincerest appreciation to the management, doctors, and nurses at San Teng Hospital for the professional and humane care extended to our kababayan throughout her confinement. I also thank PAL for providing utmost assistance in the repatriation. Finally, I thank the Protocol, Public Relations and External Affairs Office of Macau SAR for their invaluable assistance in coordinating with airport, immigration and customs authorities for the smooth conduct of the repatriation,” she added.
Meanwhile, another batch of OFWs from Riyadh is expected to arrive in the country this month. About 42 OFWs who were sheltered at the Bahay Kalinga in Riyadh will soon meet their families in the Philippines.
According to Labor Attache Nasser Mustafa, these OFWs are already the second group to be repatriated after receiving an exit visa by the Saudi Ministry of Labor.
Aside from the 42 OFWs, another 80 OFWs are expected to arrive in the Philippines soon after their exit visas get released.