She had arrived in the UAE three months back through the help of her sister.
Authorities in Abu Dhabi have reacted to the recent mysterious death of a Filipina in Abu Dhabi, and hired a lawyer to pursue the victim’s case.
In a statement issued by the The Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines), Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto died in Abu Dhabi on October 2, 2019, and the department shall respond appropriately once the forensic test result is released.
According to media reports in the Philippines, 44-year-old Alberto, who hails from the Cordilleras in Northern Luzon, died in the morning of October 2 after she reportedly fell from the 13th floor of a tower in Abu Dhabi.
She had arrived in the UAE three months back through the help of her sister, the report added.
The statement added that Philippines Embassy is assisting the family in the case with the concerned UAE authorities. The DFA will also assist in the repatriation of Alberto’s belongings and her body.
The full statement
‘On the Death of OFW Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) grieves with the family of the late OFW, Ms. Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, who died in Abu Dhabi on 2 October 2019.
“The Department shall respond appropriately once the results of the forensic investigation is released,” said Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Y. Arriola.
The DFA, through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, is already in coordination with the family of Ms. Alberto and assured them that the Department is closely monitoring the case.
To ensure that justice is served, Embassy representatives assisted the daughter of Ms. Alberto in a case conference with the concerned UAE authorities.
The Embassy has also retained a lawyer to immediately pursue legal steps in connection with the death of Ms. Alberto.
The Department is extending all assistance necessary in the immediate resolution of the case, as well as in retrieving Ms. Alberto’s personal belongings and in the repatriation of her remains to the Philippines.’
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