Kin cry foul over mysterious death of OFW in Saudi


Fernando Rabaca together with his four children wants justice sorrounding the mysterious death of his wife, Wendelyn who died in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last December. MINDANAO MEDIA SERVICES PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY-  The family of an overseas Filipino worker has cried foul over the mysterious death of a 38-year-old  Filipina domestic helper  who died  in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last December.

Fernando Rabaca said he doubted on the medical report issued by Al-Liah General Hospital  in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia that his wife, Wendelyn died of undetermined cause.
He said a Filipina colleague of his wife in Saudi informed their family that Wendelyn died on December 9, 2019 without specific reason.
The Philippine Consulate office in Jeddah reported that Wendelyn died of natural death.

He said their family doubted on the conflicting reports made by the Saudi medical authorities and the Philippine consulate office in Jeddah.
“They were trying to cover up the circumstances regarding the death of my wife,’ said the 52-year-old Rabaca.

       He said Wendelyn left for Saudi Arabia in October 2017  to work as a domestic help to eke out a living for their four children, the youngest of them is four years old.
          He could not believe that his wife was already placed inside a casket when it arrived in the city last week.
          Fernando, who works as a construction worker in their hometown in Barangay Mulbuk, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, said Wendelyn could have been abused before she died.

          He said their family sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct an autopsy on the victim’s remains to determine the cause of her death.
He added that the employment contract of Wendelyn expired in October 2019 but  her employer   prevented her from going home as they were still looking for her replacement.

He said Wendelyn’s employment agency, Kingdom International Manpower Services did not bother to facilitate the repatriation of his wife following the termination of her employment contract in Saudi Arabia. 


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