OWWA Deputy Administrator Sabarez dies
MANILA, Philippines — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced on Thursday that Deputy Administrator Faustino Sabarez III passed away on Wednesday after contracting COVID-19.
He was 54.
OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said Sabarez passed away at around 7:40 in the evening Wednesday at the Manila Doctors’ Hospital.
“He will truly be missed,” Cacdac said in a statement.
Statement on the passing of OWWA Deputy Administrator for Reintegration Faustino "Bubsie" Sabarez III.
Sabarez was appointed as OWWA Deputy Administrator on March 16, 2020.
He also served as head of OWWA Ground Operations to serve returning OFWs requiring food, transport and hotel quarantine services, according to Cacdac.
“When OFWs under hotel quarantine grew anxious and weary as they awaited release of their PCR test results or acceptance by their home LGU, DA Bubsie personally visited OFWs in their hotels to assure them of OWWA care and support,” Cacdac recalled.
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