• Remains of slain OFW from Kuwait arrives in PH — report


    THE body of the Filipina who died in Kuwait arrived in the Philippines on Friday, according to a television report.

    The report said Joanna Demafelis was on board GulfAir 154, which landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at about 10:30 a.m.

    The family of Demafelis will file criminal and civil cases against the Mt. Carmel Global Travel Agency, which recruited the Filipina, the report said.

    It said that Demafelis’ remains would be flown to Iloilo City, her hometown, at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.

    Demafelis, a domestic helper in Kuwait, died a year ago. Her body was found inside a freezer at an apartment rented by her employers – a Lebanese and Syrian couple whose whereabouts are currently unknown.

    The death of Demafelis led the Philippine government to impose a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait. FRANCE CAUBANG


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