MANILA: Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz assured the family of an OFW killed in a rocket attack in Libya that they would receive financial assistance from the government.
According to Baldoz, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will extend help to the family of Jupiter Adrias through the form of repatriation assistance for the remains, as well as financial support the late OFW’s beneficiaries.
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac has also coordinated with Adrias’ recruitment agency in the Philippines for the repatriation.
Adrias, of Roxas City in Capiz, turned 31 on March 7. Records show that he was employed at Al Bareeq Cleaning.
He was the lone Filipino fatality in the bombing in Zawiya town in northeastern Libya. He was with three other OFWs who suffered injuries in the attack, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The labor and employment chief informed that OWWA members are entitled to monetary benefits that range from health care, disability and death benefits, scholarships and financial assistance for education and training, workers assistance and on-site services, and social services and family welfare assistance.
Early this week, Baldoz made an emphatic appeal to all OFWs in Yemen to fully cooperate in mandatory repatriation due to worsening security situation.