Anger grips kin, friends of slain OFW as her coffin arrives in Isabela village
ANGADANAN, ISABELA — Anguish gripped relatives and friends of slain 47-year-old migrant worker Constancia Lago-Dayag when her white coffin arrived in far-flung Dalenat village in this Isabela town, on Saturday dawn (May 25).
Dayag was dead when she was brought to a Kuwait hospital on May 15 from what family members say were injuries resulting from a beating.
The government is coordinating with Kuwait law enforcers who are investigating her death.
Lovely Jane, Dayag’s 23-year-old daughter, said she was losing hope that the family could obtain justice, despite reports her employer, Bader Ibrahim Mohammad Hussain, has been charged in a Kuwaiti court for mauling her mother.
“There is no official report yet reaching us and the Department of Foreign Affairs has yet to confirm the report,” Lovely Jane said. “It is hard to get justice,” she added.
Violeta Lago-Cagabi, Dayag’s younger sister, said the migrant worker’s remains were returned wrapped in plastic and sealed in white cloth. “We were puzzled as to why they did not even allow us to travel to Kuwait to personally see to the return of my sister, and to determine the condition of her remains,” she said.
Dayag’s immediate family received P100,000 in financial aid as well as livelihood assistance, while the youngest son, 14-year-old Eugenio Jr., is entitled to scholarship assistance from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration.
(Editor: Leti Z. Boniol)
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