Just recently, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) was found lifeless after she was reported missing for months.
According to President Rodrigo Duterte, he will do everything to give justice to the poor Filipina who was found dead inside her workplace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In a recent report, it is said that the remains of OFW Mary Anne Daynolo, 30, finally arrived in the Philippines, just days after her perpetrator admitted to taking the life of the Filipina last March 4, 2020.
“Ang pangako po ng Presidente mabibigyan po ng hustisya at katarungan ang pagkamatay ng ating kababayang si Mary Ann Daynolo (The President has vowed to give justice over the death of our citizen Mary Ann Daynolo),” says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque during a press briefing.
An autopsy will also be conducted on the remains of Daynolo which will be done by the National Bureau of Investigation. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will also provide assistance to the kin of the OFW.
“Lahat po ng gastos para ilibing si Mary Ann ay sagot po ng ating OWWA. At magkakaroon din po sila ang financial assistance at death benefit galing po sa OWWA sa takdang panahon (All expenses for the funeral of Mary Ann will be shouldered by OWWA. And they will also be given financial assistance and death benefit from OWWA in due time),” he added.
It was also asked during the press briefing if the Philippines will halt the deployment of Filipino workers to UAE to avoid the same incident from occurring, Roque refused to give a direct answer but made sure that the government will continue in protecting the welfare and the rights of every Filipino workers.
“Patuloy ang proseso po ng pagbibigay proteksyon sa ating mga mamamayan na nagtatrabaho sa iba’t ibang parte ng daigdig (The process of providing protection to our citizens who work in various parts of the world continues),” Roque said.
Furthermore, the government will continue to empower Filipino workers by educating them in various ways so they are aware of their rights.