When you leave your country and go abroad to work, you only hope for the best, to work and earn for a living to provide for your own needs and support your family. This is every overseas Filipino worker’s (OFW) purpose and any employee’s purpose. But sometimes along the way while you work in a foreign land, things happen that you never ever imagine it would happen, like torture, physical abuse, rape, false accusation, and death!
An OFW in Saudi Arabia, identified as Lemuel Lansangan, 39 years old, was brutally killed by an unidentified suspect on December 8, 2018 in Saudi Arabia. His eyes were removed, and his internal organs were also taken out from him.
His remains were flown back to the Philippines, on his home town Mangaldan, Pangasinan on April 3, this year. His family is grieving and crying for justice. Lansangan’s brother told GMA News that upon opening his casket they saw that his body had bruises and that he looked like a mummy.
His family believe that Lansangan was tortured first before he was killed. They are now shouting for justice for his death. They are seeking the help of President Rodrigo Duterte to help them give justice to what happened to Lemuel Lansangan.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) stressed that they will coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for proper investigation of the victim’s case.
Lemuel Lansangan worked as a baker in Saudi Arabia for more than seven years. His family is reaching out to his employer in Saudi Arabia to help in the investigation to Lansangan’s case.
As of this writing, no further update on this case had been reported but the concerned agencies are now working hand and hand to facilitate the investigation and to finally give justice to what happened to Lemuel Lansangan.
Source: GMA Regional TV