The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) conveys anew its deepest sympathies to the bereaved family of the late OFW Ma. Sheigrid Sanchez Santos whose remains arrived today from Dubai, UAE here at Clark International Airport on board Emirates Airlines flight EK 0324.
The DFA through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs and the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai worked on the immediate repatriation of remains of former OFW Santos.
Undersecretary Sarah Lou Y. Arriola said that “the Department of Foreign Affairs highly appreciates the assistance extended by UAE authorities to the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai for the repatriation of the remains of Ms. Sheigrid Sanchez Santos.”
She also added that “the DFA and Philippine Consulate General in Dubai will continue working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and law enforcement agencies in the UAE to prosecute the case against the perpertrators and ensure that justice will be served.”
The DFA previously instructed and tasked its legal retainer in Dubai to work towards obtaining justice for the death of OFW Santos.
OFW Santos was found lifeless at the residence of her employer in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on 24 June 2021. The employer and three family members, all Emirati nationals, were subsequently arrested and detained by the UAE police.
DFA and OWWA officials were present at the airport to receive the body and assist the next-of-kin of the late Ms. Santos in facilitating the release and transfer of the remains.