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Statement Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III August 5, 2020: Beruit Accident

We condole with the families of the two Filipino workers who perished in the tragic accident in Beirut, and pray for the fast recovery of those eight injured, some of them seriously, and still under treatment at various hospitals in that part of Lebanon.

The next of kin of those who died have been duly notified and the necessary assistance is being extended to the family for the immediate repatriation of the dead OFWs to their families in the country. We shall expedite the release of appropriate insurance and OWWA benefits for all victims of the tragedy.

We also note with sadness that 11 others of our OFWs, all sea-based workers docked at the port of Beirut, are still unaccounted for. Our office is coordinating closely with Beirut authorities to locate them and work for their safe return to the country should they decide so.


Dir.Exequiel Guzman
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