OFW in Australia dies after allegedly jumping off a moving vehicle

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) working in a farm in Australia died recently after allegedly jumping from a fast-moving vehicle.

GMA News revealed the victim’s identity, Jerwin Royupa, 21 years old who hailed from Calasiao, Pangasinan and had a degree in Agriculture.  Royupa, decied to work in Australia last February for his dream to have a better living for himself and his family.

However, few days after his stay in Australia working as a farmer, he informed his sister Jamaica Baruga through chats that he is having difficulties in his work situation and reported to her, too, that his employer got his passport from him and was keeping it.

Royupa decided to go home by the end of March but his family never expected that he will go home lifeless after allegedly jumping from a moving vehicle.

Jamaica Baruga told GMA News that her brother was at the hospital under a critical condition.  “He suffered critical bleeding in his head, chest and abdomen,” Baruga stressed.

Baruga could not believe that her brother will do such thing to himself and told GMA News that they already talked about his flight back home on March 30.

Royupa’s family is now grieving over his death and is pleading the government and all concerned agencies to conduct a careful investigation about his death so that they may file charges to his employer.

Royupa’s family is also asking if the government could help them send one family member to Australia and be assisted to know what really happened to Jerwin.

Alex Ferrer of the Provincial Employment Services Officer-Pangasinan said that the case has been endorsed to the Department of Foreign Affairs for investigation.

Ferrer stressed that Jerwin Royupa’s family will be updated regarding any further action done to his case and that the concerned agencies will work to give justice to his death.

Source: GMA News

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