Kin of dead OFW seek her body’s fast dispatch to PHL

LUNA, Isabela — Relatives of a 33-year-old woman overseas contract worker, who died in an accident in Jordan, have been pleading to national government officials to help speed up the transport of her body back to her hometown here.

Overseas contract worker Elvira Garcia, 33, here had been reported bumped by a speeding car while crossing the road on her way to her employer’s house on Oct. 17.

Garcia, an overseas worker for the past ten years in Jordan, later went on comatose due to severe head injuries and was later declared dead on Oct. 18.

Regional Director Romeo Pablo of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Region 2 said they have been constantly communicating with the Philippine Labor Office and the Philippine Embassy in Jordan to make follow-up on the processing of papers and other requirements to expedite the transport of Garcia’s body.

The shipping would be fast-tracked once papers were already processed by Philippine embassy officials in Jordan. Villamor Visaya Jr/PNA