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September 28, 2007

OFW who died in Saudi 5 months ago is finally home
09/28/2007 05:52 PM

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The remains of Rosita Crisologo, a domestic helper who died of cancer in April at the welfare center in Riyadh, were finally brought to Manila on Friday.Crisologo was an undocumented worker who ran away from her employers in Taif.

Fellow OFWs brought her to the consulate in late March when she fell ill after a bathroom accident. Consulate officers tried to take her to the hospital in Riyadh but she was refused admission because of her status as an illegal worker and a runaway at that.Crisologo’s remains were deposited at the King Fahad Hospital while awaiting the release of necessary government permits for repatriation to her relatives in the Philippines.

On Wednesday, the consulate finally secured all the documents needed and retrieved Crisologo’s body from the hospital morgue and prepared for the Qatar Airways flight that reached Manila Friday afternoon. - Ronaldo Concha, GMANews.TV

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