OFW* trailer driver killed on a vehicular accident, migrant group calls for assistance

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Nov 6 2010

A chapter of Migrante-Middle East in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia today reported that an OFW* trailer truck driver had figured out a vehicular accident on November 1.

“Because his family is yet to be informed about the sad news of the accident that curtailed his life, we are not yet disclosing the identity of the OFW trailer driver who had died on the spot when the trailer he is driving figured out a vehicular accident,” said John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator.

Monterona said he just received today the confirmed report from Migrante chapter in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia of the sad news when the co-workers of the said OFW relayed the information to Migrante officers in Al Khobar.

On November 1, the OFW victim is driving on Tabuk-Doba highway when he figured out an accident that resulted to his death.

The OFW has been working as a trailer truck driver for 2 years and 2 months. He was deployed by PERT-CPM, a Manila-based local recruitment agency.

Monterona said Migrante-ME has already sent an electronic email to Charges de Affaires Ezzadin Tago of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh to attend for the identification and retrieval of his remains.

Monterona has likewise requested the PHL embassy in Riyadh to inform the family of the OFW after it confirmed the identity of the victim.

“We will also be endorsing his case to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) head office and will request to provide assistance, like burial and financial assistance, to the family,” Monterona averred. (end)

* OFW means Overseas Filipino Worker

Written by:

John Leonard Monterona

Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator

Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East