Jobs of OFWs secured in Riyadh firm destroyed by blast


Posted at Nov 06 2012 02:25 PM | Updated as of Nov 06 2012 10:25 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The jobs of overseas Filipino workers in the company whose warehouse in Riyadh was flattened by the tanker explosion are secured.

“Sa kumpanya naming, wala pong dapat ipagalala yung bawat pamilya na nandyan kasi stable po yung kumpanya naming,” said Jojo Custodio of the Zahid Tractor company.

On November, the tanker which was loaded with liquefied natural gas, crashed into a flyover before exploding.

“Kami po yung kumpanyang talaga pong naapektuhan. Yung kumpanyang nawasak, sa amin po yun,” Custodio said.

The explosion destroyed the company warehouse in Riyadh where Custodio works.

But Custodio said their company owns several branches.

“Kung baga yung nasira parang branch lang po namin. Pwede po kaming lumipat sa iba pero sa ngayon po, inaayos po nila yung kung ano ang dapat gawin,” he said.

The company’s owner also allowed them to go on vacation if they wish to.

“For the meantime, open po kaming magbakasyon kung gusto namin pero wala pong maalis, parang ganun. Direcho lang po yung trabaho, direcho lang yung sweldo, wala pong problema,” he said.

A Filipino was among the 22 people killed in the accident. Seven other OFWs remain in four hospitals in Riyadh.

The Philippine Embassy also reported that a Filipino was driving the truck when the accident happened. With DZMM