Gov't asked to repatriate OFW who died of snakebite in Saudi


Posted at Apr 23 2011 10:41 AM | Updated as of Apr 23 2011 06:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia is appealing for the government’s help in immediately repatriating the remains of their kin who died from a snakebite in the Kingdom.
Celso Magora of Barangay Tanza in Tuguegarao City was the family’s breadwinner.
“Naayos na ang mga papel. 'Yung pag-uwi hindi natin tiyak kung kailan kasi depende iyan sa bansa,” said Rachel Roxas, officer-in-charge of the Department of Foreign Affairs Region 2.
Magora’s wife Carmen said her husband was bitten by a snake on April 1. He was even rushed to a hospital but died on April 7.
Magora was able to talk to his family before he passed away.
“Miss na miss na namin siya,” said Magora’s daughter Jessica.
The OFW has been working as a tenant at a post office in Saudi Arabia. He came home last March.
His family said he was a hardworking provider who dreamt of seeing all his children graduate from school. Harris Julio, ABS-CBN News