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Friday, June 17, 2011

Remains of OFW who died mysteriously arrives home, family wants justice

The family of overseas Filipino worker Andy Dimacali is resolute that they would not let him die in vain. When asked if they are considering filing a complaint against officials, who, according to Crisanto and Dory Ann Dimacali and Jeff Macapinlac, did not lift a finger to help obtain justice for Andy, they replied with a resounding yes.

“We were told that we do not have a choice but to deal with them. They said that even if we ask for assistance from any government official, even the president, we would still have to ask for their help,” Dory Ann said.

Andy is an overseas Filipino worker from Saudi Arabia. His family last spoke with him around the last week of July 2010. During their last conversation, Andy told them that he was bound to return home in a few weeks time. But his family, and his partner Mary Jean Fallaria, with whom he has three children, have not heard from him since then.

When Fallaria inquired about Andy’s whereabouts at his recruitment agency Al Mustaqbal International Inc., they told her not to bother them because “his two year contract is not even up.” Around October 2010, when Andy’s contract had expired, agency employees told Fallaria that they, too, have not heard anything from him and that maybe, “he was already back in the country.” Fast forward to May 6, 2011, Fallaria received a letter from the Department of Foreign Affairs saying that her husband is dead.

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