The bodies of two Filipinas who passed away in Hong Kong were flown back to the Philippines on Wednesday.
The remains of Adele Cuyacut, 40, and Jennelin Gariando, 51, left on a Philippine Airlines flight to Manila, sunwebhk.com reported.
The caskets of the two Filipinas will then be transferred to connecting flights that will take them to their respective final destinations.
Cuvacut, who was killed on April 10 by her Gambian boyfriend in a rented room in Kowloon’s Tokwawan, will be put on a connecting flight to Legaspi City in Albay and then transported by land to Bula, Camarines Sur.
Cuyacut’s estranged husband coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs on the repatriation of his deceased wife, according to Welfare Officer Marivic Castro of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Hong Kong. Their two daughters are Cuyacut’s OWWA beneficiaries.
Hong Kong police are still investigating the killing of Cuyacut, who used to be a domestic worker.
Gariando, who collapsed in her employer’s kitchen in Happy Valley on Hong Kong on May 8 while preparing dinner, died of a stroke. Doctors said an X-ray showed she had a skull fracture, most likely from her head hitting the floor when she collapsed.
Gariando, a keen athlete, had worked for a total of 20 years for the family in Happy Valley. Gariando’s sister, also a domestic worker in Hong Kong, escorted her remains on the flight home to Bacolod City.