Remains of couple drowned in Maldives to arrive on Saturday afternoon

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 02:54 PM January 19, 2019
DFA: Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism to assist in repatriation of drowned Filipino couple

Leomer and Erika Joyce Lagradilla (Photo from the Facebook account of Leomer Lagradilla)

MANILA, Philippines — The remains of the Filipino couple who drowned while on honeymoon in the Maldives are set to arrive in the country on Saturday afternoon.

In a text message, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the remains of Leomer Lagradilla and his wife Erica Joyce will be arrive at 3:30 p.m. onboard an Etihad flight.


The coupled drowned while supposedly snorkeling off Dhiffushi Island in the Maldives

Read more DFA: Maldives to assist in repatriation of drowned Filipino couple


The bodies of the couple were first brought to Sri Lanka to be embalmed before being flown to the Philippines.

READ: Remains of drowned Filipino couple to be embalmed in Sri Lanka

The Department of Foreign Affairs has promised to shoulder the repatriation of the remains of the couple. /muf

READ: DFA to shoulder repatriation of drowned Filipino couple in the Maldives

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