Just recently, the case of Joanna Demafelis, an Overseas Filipino Worker who is working as a domestic helper in Kuwait and was found in a freezer, frozen for years, shocked the country. Her family is crying for justice, even after the suspect behind her killing has been caught with the joint forces of the government, police, and Interpol.
We also reported a case of another OFW in Kuwait who started working in the Gulf Estate since 2013 but failed to get in touch with her family. According to her family, the last contact they made was the last day of Ramadan back in 2015.
Due to the recent killings and abuse of OFW, a lot of families cannot help but fear for the safety and security of their family members. Although many of our Kababayans are happily working abroad, unfortunately, there are others who may not be able to return to their families in the country. One of them is Joel Banhaon.
Victim of Hit and Run
An OFW working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia named Mari Chu shared a post on Facebook to seek help from the government to assist the family of Joel Banhaon. According to her, she met Joel while they were still working in Qatar.
The OFW was a victim of hit and run since March 5 of this year in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The OFW is a native of Pila, Laguna.
She is asking the help of the government, particularly Department of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano, to aid in bringing back the remains of the OFW to the Philippines. Joel’s family also needs justice in finding the culprit and owner of the car that hit him.
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We are asking your help to please share the post until it reaches the eyes and ears of the government. We hope that the remains of Joel will be returned to his family as soon as possible.