Filipina survivor in Singapore's 'freak accident' to continue working as OFW


Posted at Dec 31 2019 04:18 PM

MANILA - An overseas Filipino worker who survived a "freak accident" in Singapore on Tuesday said she would continue working in the city state despite the car crash that killed at least 2 of her friends.

Laila Flores Laudencia is determined to stay in Singapore despite a leg fracture after a car, driven by a 64-year-old, rammed into her and 5 other OFWs who were spending their day off in Lucky Plaza, a popular shopping center along Orchard Road.

"Sobrang sakit siya lalong-lalo na yung mga kaibigan namin… sa isang iglap lang ganun lang mangyayari," Laudencia told ABS-CBN News.

The 41-year-old Laudencia was referring to her friends Abigail Danao Leste and Arlyn Nucos who died due to the incident. Nucos' sister Arceli is still in critical condition.

"Matagal namin silang mga kaibigan. Halos linggo-linggo nandoon kami nakaupo pag wala kaming mga pupuntahan na iba," she said.

Laudencia said she would have to work in Singapore to finance the education of her 2 children who are staying with relatives in their hometown in San Fernando, La Union.

Philippine and Singaporean officials earlier said aid would be extended to the families of the 6 OFWs who figured in the incident.

- report from Michelle Soriano, ABS-CBN News