Family of slain OFW in Oman praying hard for justice

LUPAO, Nueva Ecija — The family of a 32-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Oman who was found dead Friday expressed hope that the government could help them achieve justice.

This as the family of Pinky Pamittan, a resident of Barangay Parista here and a restaurant supervisor in Oman, was praying for her eternal rest.

Her sister, Precy, 30, was being assisted by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for all legal processes in facilitating the return of the victim’s body here soon.

Pamittan, who earned her hotel and restaurant management degree with the help of an aunt in the Science City of Muñoz, was reportedly killed by a co-worker while working as a waitress-supervisor in a hotel in Oman.

Her body was found dumped behind a mosque on Oct. 28, a day after she failed to report for work.

Rebecca Bautista, the victim’s aunt, said they believe the Philippine government would help them get justice.

Pamittan’s mother, Alicia, who is an OFW in Jordan, has also sought justice.

Back home, other relatives, including Bautista and the victim’s 86-year-old grandmother, Candida Bautista, could not help but devote their time to praying.

Upon learning of her fate on Saturday, they offered a Mass in their parish for her soul, Bautista said.

Authorities in Oman said she took a day off Wednesday with a co-worker.

The Times of Oman reported that the Royal Oman Police has in custody an Asian national and Pimittan’s colleague who supposedly confessed to murdering her over money issues.

Pamittan went to Oman sometime last February for employment in a restaurant, where she was soon promoted to supervisor, she said.

The grandmother said she could not even eat and sleep after the news broke. Marilyn Espiritu-Galang/