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Pinay Caregiver Killed In Ontario Plane Crash; Kin To Receive Benefits

April 13, 2015 News

A Filipino accompanying her employers was killed after their plane crashed in a heavily-wooded area near the Pickerel and French Rivers in Ontario, Canada, earlier this month, according to information reaching the Department of Labor and Employment.

Mamuri Gumpal from Echague, Isabela, had been working as a caregiver in Canada since June 2012 when the incident happened on March 17, having previously worked in Israel in August 2003 also as a caregiver.

Because of her active status as an Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) member, the 42-year-old’s surviving kin will be given over P200,000 in financial assistance, the DOLE said.

“OWWA will also provide repatriation assistance, specifically in the release of her remains upon arrival at the NAIA,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz in a statement Wednesday.

Gumpal’s family is also entitled to other OWWA benefits, ranging from health care, scholarships, and financial assistance for education and training, Baldoz said.

“Financial assistance will be given to the beneficiaries of OFW Gumpal. DOLE-OWWA will facilitate the release of her death benefit in the sum of P200, 000.00, burial assistance amounting to P20, 000, as well as educational benefits to listed dependents,” she said.

Source: Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News