A Filipino whose family members had not been contacted at the time of his death in a hospital in Taipei two years ago has finally found a way back his family and motherland thanks to continuous efforts by social workers.
In February 2015, the man was diagnosed with oral cancer and tuberculosis and treated in isolation at National Taiwan University Hospital, where he passed away after the Chinese New Year, Taiwan Apple Daily reported on Monday.
As he spoke English and little Taiwanese, no one visited him while he was in hospital, and with no information known about his family, his body could only be kept in the hospital morgue.
A social worker at the hospital surnamed Hui set off the search for the deceased man’s friends and relatives. According to his medical insurance, his residence was checked out in Sanchong district in New Taipei City, where police recovered his identification documents, suggesting he was a Filipino national.
With help from the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, it was learnt that the deceased man’s family could not come to Taiwan to conduct a funeral for him, as they could not afford to fly or pay for a ceremony.
Hui and other social workers helped complete the funeral and cremated the body on behalf of the Filipino family in September 2015.
Volunteers tried to persuade the family to come to Taiwan to claim the man’s ashes, by offering to provide air tickets. But, unfortunately they had another terminally ill family member to look after.
Then early this year, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office informed Hui that the deceased man’s family could finally collect his ashes – and he was able to “return” to the Philippines in May.
Big thanks to the volunteers who helped. God Bless!
God bless those people who never give up on helping.
God bless you more Ms/Mr.
Hui and the social worker for being so generous. A graciously thank you for the kindness you extended to our less fortunate compatriot.
so wlang ginawang action ang kanyang company?tnong lng po.
Sagutin ko tanong mo Mr.Garcia .
Sa aking pagkabasa ehhh.. Wala nga kahit ang MECO kungdi collectahin lang iyung Abo ng Patay . Iyun lang tapos na and Say Goodbye Dead!!! May the Soul Shine Upon him ! May he Rest in Peace ! !!Then, GoodLuck and Peace for the Soul!!!
Hindi ba dapat ang unang umaksyon dyan ay ang MECO OWWA, at Labor ? Sayang naman ang mga binabayaran nyo sa gobyerno ng Pinas ��
onga boss..from company.report sa knauukulan..good thing naiuwi na pero antgal boss.
Jason Ang Hindi siya Pilipino, Taiwanese siya. Gayunpaman, nakipagtulungan and MECO para tukuyin ang kanyang kamaganak sa Pilipinas. Nakausap namin ang pamilya sa Davao. Ang dahilan kung bakit hindi sila nakipagtulungan sa amin, kayo na ang mag-usisa. Iwasan po natin mag-akusa ng hindi natin alam ang buong pangyayari.
Well, hindi naman siguro ako nagkamali sa pagbasa dahil ang nakasulat Filipino*. Baka naman mali ang nagsulat ng balita na ito.
Wala syang broker? Para Saan ang brokers fee??? Di ba para mag-asikaso sa atin in case n may ganyang pangyayari????
God bless to family hui we thanks for ur goodnes more power keep it up
Thank you for all your efforts in
giving honor to my fellow Filipino worker here in Taiwan. God will bless you all for your kindness
Jason Ang malinaw kasi sa nalalagay sa news na filipino national. Kaya medyo nag taka ako ng sinabi na taiwanesse.
Broker? Walang nakalagay if White collar or Blue collar contract worker, so pano mo nasabing may brokers fee? �
Great job…thanks u
walang ginawa ang MECO at OWWA samantalang pag collection fees mabilis sila, inutil talaga ang philippine government sa pagtulong sa mga OFW.hinde kasi sikat kaya hinde rin sinakyan ng mga greed politicians…
thank you to the kind people who arranged for the cremation and returnnof the ashes to the family …
Thanks so much for those who have helped…. Thanks Taiwan.
The headline should be ‘…. to the Philippines.’ Not just to Philippines. The word ‘the’ is always connected to the word ‘Philippines’…..
God bless Taiwan 🙂
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