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2 Filipino housemaids committed suicide, DFA told

/ 05:25 AM June 19, 2018

Two Filipino domestic helpers in the Middle East allegedly killed themselves last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) was told.

The Philippine Embassies in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia reported to the DFA that they were coordinating with local authorities to investigate whether there was foul play in the deaths of the two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose names were withheld.

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The first victim, from Cagayan province, reportedly committed suicide by jumping from her employer’s sixth-floor apartment in Beirut on June 11.

The second victim, from Agusan del Sur province, reportedly hanged herself on June 12 inside her employer’s residence in Al Hasa, some 350 kilometers from the capital, Riyadh.

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The DFA said it would extend assistance to the victims’ families, including the repatriation of their remains as soon as possible. —Dona Z. Pazzibugan

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