The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has recently confirmed the untimely passing of a 22-year old Filipina after falling off a building last Saturday (November 23), as shared in a report by the Philippine Star.
In a statement released from the office of the Consul General in Dubai, Consul Paul Raymond Cortes had reported to Home Office that the 22-year old Filipina had apparently fallen from the third level of an unidentified building in Ajman, Dubai. The OFW was declared dead upon arrival at the Sheikh Khalifa Hospital last Saturday.
OFW Dead from Falling off a Building in Ajman
Cortes shared that the Consulate General is already in touch with the family and relatives of the deceased, and that they are working with the Ajman authorities regarding the case and the speedy repatriation of the OFW’s remains.
While there was limited information released on the incident, the DFA has made sure that everything is in order so that thorough investigation will be achieved and that our kababayan’s family is well-assisted in the process.
According to a study conducted by the Middle East Digital Agency Global Media Insight on the analysis of the UAE population for 2018, a total of 530,000 Filipinos are residing in the UAE. The analysis was released back in January 2018.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Consulate General in Dubai, has extended their condolences to the family of the departed as they work on the case to see it to completion.
This is sad news for the Filipino community in the UAE, as well as to those back in the Philippines, because our OFWs are risking their lives, health, and future while working in a foreign country to better provide for their families and to secure their future.