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Starved to death OFW flown home from Kuwait

THE remains of another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was described in social media as already “skin and bones” arrived yesterday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Jeanette Plegaria Opido, who worked as a domestic helper in Kuwait, arrived in a wooden coffin onboard Gulf Air flight GF154 at around 10 a.m. and was met by some relatives and government personnel who helped bring her remains  home.

It will be recalled that Opido’s photos went viral after she appeared emaciated due to illness brought about by lack of sufficient food.

Opido went to Kuwait in search for the so-called “greener pasture” but ended up working for a heartless employer who reportedly starved her to death.

She was said to have passed away last February 28 while being treated in a hospital for an acute failure of blood circulation, heart muscle and respiratory and lung infection.
    
Her recruiter allegedly advised her to escape to avoid paying her hospital bills, but she died while waiting for her repatriation in the hospital in Kuwait.