BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) -- The remains of an OFW who worked in Lebanon arrived Monday in Bancasi Airport here.
Juvelyn Numeral Concon from Brgy. Sibulan, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur was working as a household service worker. She was among the three OFWs who were killed when a commercial establishment in Lebanon collapsed on January 15, 2012 at around 6:00 p.m.
The names of her two companions were withheld due to their undocumented status in Lebanon.
According to report, the three were attending worship at God’s Divine Love Worship Hall located at the third floor of the said building when the incident happened.
The report also revealed that the building was constructed in 1960s and was considered dilapidated.
In a phone-patch interview with Irish Antonette Destriza, family welfare officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-Caraga here, she said the Philippine Embassy has facilitated the transport of the victim’s cadaver on February 11, 2012 from Beirut to Bahrain.
Destriza added that on Feb. 12, the body was brought to Manila, Philippines and on Monday, Feb. 13, the body was brought here via Philippine Air Lines (PAL) at around 12:20 p.m.
The official further said that since Concon is a member of OWWA, her family will receive insurance benefits amounting to some P200,000 and a burial assistance worth P20,000.
Since the victim is single, her brother who is currently a fourth year high school student is her beneficiary, aside from the educational assistance which he will be receiving as soon as he will be enrolling in college, amounting to some P10,000 annually or P5,000 per semester.
Meanwhile, the mother of the victim will also receive livelihood assistance through the “Nego (from the word negosyo meaning business) Cart”. (PIA-Caraga)