outbrain
Close  

Remains of 49 OFWs who died of COVID-19 arrive in PH

The remains of 49 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who died of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and other causes in Saudi Arabia arrived in Manila on Friday and given arrival rites by various government agencies.

The caskets containing the bodies arrived on board Philippine Airlines flight PR-683 from Damman and Riyadh, which landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 11 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

The remains were brought to the Villamor Air Base for a blessing ceremony presided by the Philippine Air Force chaplain and attended by government officials led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Lorenzana hailed the dead OFWs and thanked them for their contributions to the country and their families.

FEATURED STORIES

Also present were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr., Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac and PAL vice president for security Ceasar Ronnie Ordoyo.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19 Philippines, health crisis, lockdown, Middle east, OFW, pandemic, quarantine, Saudi
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.