OFW in Abu Dhabi Falls to Death, Family Seeks Justice, PH Embassy in UAE Gives Full Assistance

A household service worker in Abu Dhabi died and the alleged cause was the worker jumped off the 13th floor of a building. However, her family is suspicious and is suspects foul play involved.

Also Read: 158 Filipinas in UAE Repatriated

In a report from GMA News Online, the family of Mary Jean Alberto is crying out for justice after the undocumented OFW fell to her death from her building’s 13th floor.

In a Facebook post from the Philippine Embassy in UAE, they have shared that the embassy is giving full assistance to the family of Mary Jean and that the death is still under investigation.

Below is the said statement from their official FB account:

13 October 2019 – Embassy is giving full assistance to family of the late Ms. Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto. Together with friends of the family, Embassy representatives accompanied the daughter of the deceased in coordinating with UAE authorities and Embassy lawyer to discuss immediate legal steps in connection with the death of Ms. Alberto.


Here’s a news report from GMA News State of the Nation show about the said incident:

In another statement from OFW Help Facebook Post, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) grieves with the family and are working and investigating the case. Below is the said post:

On the Death of OFW Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto

16 October 2019 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) grieves with the family of the late OFW, Ms. Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, who died in Abu Dhabi on 2 October 2019.

“The Department shall respond appropriately once the results of the forensic investigation is released,” said Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Y. Arriola.

The DFA, through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, is already in coordination with the family of Ms. Alberto and assured them that the Department is closely monitoring the case.

To ensure that justice is served, Embassy representatives assisted the daughter of Ms. Alberto in a case conference with the concerned UAE authorities.

The Embassy has also retained a lawyer to immediately pursue legal steps in connection with the death of Ms. Alberto.

The Department is extending all assistance necessary in the immediate resolution of the case, as well as in retrieving Ms. Alberto’s personal belongings and in the repatriation of her remains to the Philippines.


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