- Two female OFWs perished in a fire in Oman
- The victims both worked as hairstylists at Golden Coast Trading
- Labor Secretary Bello directed the OWWA to attend to the needs of the victims’ families
Two female overseas Filipino workers (OFW) were killed after the accommodation where they were staying was engulfed by fire. Fifteen other OFWs and five persons of unknown nationality were hurt in the blaze.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac identified the fatalities as Susan Padojinog and Emilia Bobo, who both worked as hairstylists at Golden Coast Trading in Muscat; the capital of Oman.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III directed Cacdac to immediately respond to the needs of the families left by the OFWs.
As per GMA News Online, Parojinog and Bobo’s respective families are entitled to P200,000 accidental death benefits and P20,000 burial benefits. They will also undergo psycho-social counseling. They may also avail of P15,000 livelihood package from OWWA’s Education and Livelihood Assistance Program, and educational assistance to one beneficiary until the scholar finishes college.
The foreign recruitment agency footed the hospital bills, medicines, and laboratory exams of the survivors while OWWA promised to provide them support, including repatriation and counseling.