Go to help bring home OFW’s remains

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Senatorial candidate Christopher “Bong” Go yesterday vowed to help repatriate the body of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died in Saudi Arabia in October last year.

In a radio interview, Ram Corpuz sought Go’s help to bring his mother’s body home. The body is kept in a hospital freezer.

Corpuz said he tried asking help from other government agencies as well.

“We will help. I will get the details so we can bring her home as soon as possible,” Go said in Filipino.

Go, former special assistant to President Duterte, said the case of Corpuz’s mother further buttresses his proposal for the creation of a Department of OFW, which is included in his legislative agenda.

He noted Corpuz’s experience of seeking assistance from different government agencies since his mother’s death nearly three months ago.

Go said the proposed department, would take care of all matters relating to OFWs, including the task of sending a member of family abroad to assist OFWs who fell ill or who were hospitalized due to accidents.


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