DFA confirms OFW commits suicide while waiting for repatriation flight

6/11/2020 4:42:00 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. confirms that a 28-year-old female mariner committed suicide while in ship after the supposed flight back to the Philippines was suspended.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. confirms that a 28-year-old female mariner committed suicide while in ship after the supposed flight back to the Philippines was suspended.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. confirms that a 28-year-old female mariner committed suicide while in ship after the supposed flight back to the Philippines was suspended.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 11) -Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. confirmed Thursday that a 28-year-old female mariner committed suicide while in ship after her supposed flight back to the Philippines was suspended.“It is my sad duty to report that a 28-year old female mariner committed suicide in her cabin in the ship where she's had to stay because repatriation flights back to the Philippines have been suspended again,” said Locsin on Twitter.

“I know our quarantine facilities are jam-packed; just don't know why,” Locsin added.It is my sad duty to report that a 28-year old female mariner committed suicide in her cabin in the ship where she's had to stay because repatriation flights back to the Philippines have been suspended again. I know our quarantine facilities are jam-packed; just don't know why.

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confirmed Thursday that a 28-year-old female mariner committed suicide while in ship after her supposed flight back to the Philippines was suspended. “It is my sad duty to report that a 28-year old female mariner committed suicide in her cabin in the ship where she's had to stay because repatriation flights back to the Philippines have been suspended again,” said Locsin on Twitter. “As of today June 9, 2020, DOH CHD Caraga received 49 RT-PCR results from the Southern Philippines Medical Center laboratory. “I know our quarantine facilities are jam-packed; just don't know why,” Locsin added.) "We're going to meet also with their ministry of labor here, to bring forth this particular matter because if what we heard and saw in the video are true, that constitutes employer neglect, gusto natin panagutin ang employer niya sa nangyari sa kanya," said Alonto. It is my sad duty to report that a 28-year old female mariner committed suicide in her cabin in the ship where she's had to stay because repatriation flights back to the Philippines have been suspended again. Jose Llacuna Jr. I know our quarantine facilities are jam-packed; just don't know why.

— Teddy Locsin Jr. Kabilang sa mga bagong kaso ang isang 29 anyos na lalaking dumating sa Pilipinas noong Abril 1 at isang 31 anyos na lalaki na dumating noong Abril 18. (READ: OFWs struggle through prolonged quarantine in gov’t 'VIP treatment' ) In between coughing fits, Tanyag said he was very weak but only mustering enough strength to post the video. (@teddyboylocsin) Locsin identified the overseas Filipino worker as Mariah Jocson, who was a crew member of the Harmony of the Seas, where the crew members are “detained” while awaiting for the “repeatedly rescinded repatriation” of flights back to the country. The ship was docked at Bridgetown Port in Barbados at the time. Sumakay sila ng eroplano ng Air Asia flight Z28689 papuntang Cagayan de Oro noong Mayo 26. This is the second case of suicide among OFWs during the pandemic. Nung May 23 pa nagsimula ang sakit ko, hanggang ngayon. The first was an OFW in Lebanon last May. Isang 26 anyos na babaeng taga-Agusan del Sur naman ang ikatlong bagong COVID-19 case.

“We are tartly reminded that Filipino resilience is no excuse to stretch them to breaking point. Di sila goma; tao sila (They are not rubber bands; they are simply humans),” said Locsin. Ang tatlong bagong kaso ay mga asymptomatic o walang iniindang sintomas. Tapos makikiusap nanaman ako. .