Department Of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin. Jr managed the repatriation of the remains of 88 Deceased Filipino workers. The heroes’ welcome was held at the Villamor Airbase last July 19, 2020. It is quite a tragic situation during difficult times.
Secretary Locsin along with the staff of DFA wanted to sympathize with the families and relatives of the deceased. They understand what these OFWs have gone through and offer their respect for their hard work.
DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Shares His Sympathy to Families of Repatriated Bodies
According to the secretary of DFA, 88 deceased OFWs were brought back to the Philippines from Saudi Arabia. DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin pays his respect to the families of the departed. Many OFWs have already gone through a lot and the secretary understands this.
The secretary of DFA gave his gesture of sincere condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones. Secretary Locsin while sympathizing said that this is something that’s close to his heart, he knew the fear, the risks, and any other problems an OFW may have to endure, just to have their families and loved ones a better life.
The DFA staff along with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) have coordinated in repatriating the remains of our fellow Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia. Secretary Locsin was grateful that the exclusive flights were possible amidst the pandemic crisis.
Locsin added, “I assure our people that the Department of Foreign Affairs and its embassies and consulates abroad will do whatever it takes to bring our distressed Overseas Filipinos home – on their feet or on their backs”.
While we’re on a pandemic crisis, it is somewhat fortunate for the repatriation of the deceased to push through. It would have been more difficult for travels especially following the strict procedure of closures and lockdowns.