Nucos, who hails from Barangay Carlos in Caba, La Union, had worked as a domestic helper for the past 30 years.
On Jan. 3, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Ilocos Region handed over the death and burial assistance amounting to P220,000 to Reynaldo P. Nucos and Alice P. Nucos-Austria, the next-of-kin of the victim.
“Being an active OWWA member during her untimely demise, Arlyn’s family is entitled to claim social benefits initially amounting to P220,000,” Geraldine Lucero, labor communication officer of OWWA-1, said.
Of the said amount, P200,000 is the death insurance while the P20,000 is the burial assistance.
Before the giving of the social benefits to Nucos’ family, representatives of the OWWA-1 paid them a visit to show support and sympathy after the confirmed incident.
“The immediate home visitation was also aimed to deliver updates on the repatriation of the remains of their sister Arlyn,” Lucero said.
On Jan. 1, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac together with OWWA-1 officials were also with the family when the remains of Nucos arrived at the Clark International Airport in Mabalacat, Pampanga.
Further, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 1 also provided the family financial assistance amounting to P10,000 and six family food packs.
The amount was given through the Department’s International Social Services Office.
A psychosocial processing or stress debriefing was also conducted to the family especially to the sister-in-law who accompanied the remains of Nucos in going back to the country.
The nieces and nephews who depend on the support of the victim in pursuing their college education shall be recommended for the provision of educational assistance.
The DSWD, in partnership with the Local Government of Caba, ensures that other support services shall be given to the family.
Meanwhile, OFW Araceli P. Nucos, the older sister of Arlyn who was in critical condition after the accident, recently went through her first operation for her fractured leg. She is currently admitted in a hospital in Singapore and the family is already in constant communication with her. (JCR/JND/PIA La Union)
By Joanne Namnama P. Dilim