A FILIPINO household service worker who was taken in by the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, as a ward at the POLO shelter on May 22 and reportedly jumped the next morning from a room she was sharing with two other OFWs died of her injuries on Sunday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said the Embassy staff spoke to the Filipina’s eldest sister in the Philippines as well as her cousin in Lebanon to convey its condolences. It also gave assurances in extending assistance on the possibility of bringing her remains back to the Philippines. As of the moment, Beirut is still under lockdown and international commercial flights in Lebanon are yet to resume.
As details on the incident are currently being investigated, the Embassy has ensured the safety of the rest of the female wards in the shelter and will provide them counseling, as needed, according to a DFA statement.