The remains of OFW Juanita Agustin Limbago will arrive from Hongkong via PR 301 on June 21, Friday at 1:15 in the afternoon. She was a victim of a vehicular mishap in Hongkong last June 10, Friday morning.
Juanita was crossing the road with her ward, a six year old boy, on their way to school when a tour bus suddenly took a left turn and knocked them down, leaving them drawn under the bus. Without regards for her own safety, Juanita turned her back to the bus and used her arm to protect the boy. Both were pinned down but the boy got out of the unfortunate incident with only slight wounds. The bus driver was immediately arrested after the investigation.
The OWWA Hongkong Welfare Officer Necy Cataran immediately made the necessary arrangements with the OWWA Central Office for the repatriation to Manila of Juanita Limbago’s remains. Her husband Edwin was informed of his wife’s death and will be at the NAIA to receive her remains.
A Chinese newspaper carried the story of the Filipina worker’s heroic act published on June 11, Saturday.
Juanita was working in Hongkong barely three months prior to the accident.
The family of Juanita will receive as beneficiaries the death benefit amounting to
P200,000 and the P20,000 burial benefit from OWWA. -30- ASMD, OWWA