Manila, Philippines – The remains of the seven overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were killed in Yemen terrorist attack arrived home and reunited with their families yesterday, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced.
According to OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon, the OWWA provided assistance in the release of the bodies of the seven OFWs to their respective families at the airport.
Dimzon said that four of the victims arrived in Manila while the three others had a direct flight to
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga.
The OWWA chief said the remains of the four victims namely Dr. Ruben Valenzuela, nurses Hezel Pueblos, Edward Anthony de Guzman, and Rosita Santiago, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Emirates Airways flight EK 336 at 6:25 a.m.
On the other hand, the bodies of nurses Marivic Badenas, Aurora Gormate, and Mariane David, also arrived at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga yesterday.
The OWWA Region 3 team was on a standby at Subic to help attend the needs of the victims’ families.
Dimzon earlier said that OWWA has also offered scholarships and livelihood assistance to the victims’ survivors or legal dependents.
Meanwhile, Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz instructed OWWA to extend full assistance to the families of the OFWs. (Jean Fernando)