Gov’t urged to look into killing of Filipino worker in Iran


DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara urged the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to investigate the death of an overseas Filipino worker on Kish Island in Iran last month.

The Filipino, Johanna Lamo, was  killed and her body dumped on the seashore.

Paul Cabrera, the victim’s fiancé,  had asked Angara to help in transporting her remains from Manila to Tagum City in Davao del Norte where she will be interred.

Angara, in a statement sent to the Inquirer, said Cabrera claimed no police report was filed with the Iranian authorities despite the allegations of foul play.

“I call on the DFA and OWWA to act with urgency and get to the bottom of this matter,” Angara said.

“Such things seem to be happening all too often to our overseas workers. It’s only right that government ensures their security and safety wherever they are in the world,” he added.

Lamo had said she left for Iran in order to work and save up for her marriage to Cabrera.

Lamo’s body was scheduled to be transported to the Philippines Thursday evening. Angara said his office will help facilitate the transport of her remains to Tagum City.

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  • James

    To DFA/OWWA – Please do something ASAP! And please, find a way to prevent this from happening again. 

    • darnah

      Credits to Rep. Angara for his initiative in taking action on this issue.

  • tommyhilfinger

    “no police report was filed with the Iranian authorities despite the allegations of foul play”

    >>>>> Wait —- Whuuuut???? — parang hindi ata tama yung nabasa ko! Those Iranians talaga! nakakainit ng dugo ha!

  • corymoran

    good thing there is Angara to help him, pero sana maaksyunan ng OWWA at ng DFA ito! grabe nakakaawa naman ung biktima, dapat mabigyan ng Justice ang pagkamatay niya. kailangan bigyan pansin ng gobyerno ang seguridad ng mga OFW sa ibang bansa. nakakatakot na kasi ang ganitong pangyayari lalo na’t kababayan natin ang nasawi.. 

    • Karen

      I agree, kaya kailangan ng gobyerno natin na bigyan pansin na pataasin ang employment rate sa bansa, lalo na ang sweldo. para ang mga nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa ay dito nalang sa atin magtrabaho. 

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