Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The country is not known for promoting its cultural assets, but that is changing. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The remains of a Filipino domestic worker who died in Saudi Arabia last October will finally be repatriated to the Philippines. Ram Corpuz, the son of the deceased migrant worker, said in a radio interview that he sought for the Philippine government’s help to bring back his mother’s remains so she can be given a proper burial, the Philippine Star reported.

Corpuz said his mother had been kept in a hospital freezer since October 2018 and he tried asking for help from other government agencies. Details about the Filipina’s death were not known.

Senatorial candidate and former special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte Christopher “Bong” Go said he vowed to help Corpuz’s family to bring back his mother’s remains.

Go said he was pushing to create a government department that would take care of Filipino migrant workers, including the task of sending a family member abroad to assist migrant workers who fell ill or who were hospitalized due to accidents.

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