An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), who got involved in a tragic road mishap that left her paralyzed, was finally sent back to her hometown in the Philippines.
The victim, identified as Elvisa Salgado worked as domestic helper came from the province of Bohol. She left Saudi Arabia through a Saudia flight after going through medication in the hospital for six months.
It can be recalled that Salgado and her employers got involved in a road mishap way back in July 2018. Since then, she was paralyzed.
According to Salgado, the accident took place while they were going from Albaha to Ridadh. Both her employers got expired from the accident while Salgado was left with an injury paralyzing her from the neck to her legs.
Through the help of a welfare officer Yolanda Penaranda who was sent by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), she got through it despite her condition. A Filipino community in Saudi, MEON founder as well as her recruitment agency, all helped her to get through life.
“Masaya po ako at nagpapasalamat sa ating Panginoon dahil sa pagbibigay ng pagkakataon na makasama ko pa ang aking pamilya,” says Salgado.
More benefits will be given to Salgado once she arrives in the Philippines, according to GMA News.
“May insurance benefits po naman si Elvisa dahil cover pa naman siya ng OWWA Insurance benefits,” says Penaranda.
The director general of the OFW Council of Leaders, Venecio Legaspi, also thanked the Recruitment Agency of Salgado in Saudi who helped her throughout until she was flown to the Philippines.
“Masaya ako sa mga nakita kong pagtutulungan nang magkakabilang panig tulad ng sa ating OWWA, sa mga Filipino community at lalo na sa recruitment agency ni Salgado kaya makakauwi na sya ng Pilipinas. Dalangin namin na sana’y makalakad kang muli at makapamuhay ng normal Elvie,” he said.
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