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May. 23, 19 | 1:47 pm

The labor department has requested the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct an autopsy of the remains of Filipino worker Constancia Dayag who was found dead in her room at her employer’s residence in Kuwait on May 14.

Acting Labor Secretary Renato Ebarle said the request was made pursuant to the desire of her family for a conclusive determination of the cause of Dayag’s death. The autopsy will be done as soon as remains arrive in Manila tomorrow, Thursday.

“At the very least, the second autopsy will help give her family the peace of mind that they deserve. Equally important, the procedure may provide us a clearer view of the circumstances surrounding her death,” Ebarle said.

A balik-manggagawa who served the same employer for three years, Dayag, 47, was to fly home on May 16. She left behind two sons and a daughter.

Ebarle met with Dayag’s daughter, Lovely Jane, at the DOLE office and handed over the financial assistance amounting to P120k from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and P200k from various recruitment agencies and associations.

On instruction of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, OWWA will also provide livelihood package to Constancia’s family and scholarship assistance to one of her children.

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