Family Seeks Help for Repatriation of OFW Who Allegedly Committed Suicide in Saudi

The grieving family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who allegedly committed suicide in Saudi Arabia is asking for help in the repatriation of her body.

In a post on Facebook, Maridel Magtalas Feliciano pleaded for help from anyone who knows who to contact and what to do so they could get the body of their family member, Daisy Gamboa.

In her post, Feliciano revealed that Gamboa is a single mother with two children. It was the OFW’s first contract in Saudi and she had already spent 2 years there when this happened.

Isang napakalaking trahedya po ang nangyari sa aming pamilya..mahirap tanggapin na nawalan kami ng mahal sa buhay..

TAOS PUSO PO KAMING HUMIHINGI NG TULONG SA INYO NA SINO MAN PO SANA ANG MAY KAKILALA SA SAUDI ARABIA O SA LUGAR NA ABHA ASIR..NAKIKIUSAP PO KAMI AT NAGMAMAKAAWA SA INYONG TULONG UPANG MAPABILIS AT MAKASAMA NAMIN ANG LABI NG AMING MAHAL SA BUHAY NA SI DAISY GAMBOA..

SIYA PO AY NASA ABHA ASIR SAUDIA ARABIA..NATAGPUAN NA WALANG BUHAY SA PAMAMAGITAN DAW NG PAGBIBIGTI NA SINABI NG KASAMA NYA SA BAHAY..TAOS PUSO PO KAMING KUMAKATOK SA INYONG PUSO..SI DAISY AY SINGLE MOM NA NATATANGING NAGTATAGUYOD SA KANYANG 2 ANAK..HINANGAD NA MAKAPUNTA SA IBANG BANSA KAHIT NAPAKAHIRAP PARA MABIGYAN NG MAAYOS NA BUHAY ANG KNYANG MGA ANAK..MAHIGIT 2 TAON NA SIYA SA SAUDI.UNANG ALIS PALANG PO NYA NGUNIT GANYAN NA ANG NANGYARI..

PLEASE NAKIKIUSAP PO KAMI..TULUNGAN NYO PO KAMI DAHIL ALAM PO NAMIN LAHAT NA GUSTONG GUSTO PA NYA UMUWI PARA MAKASAMA ANG KANYANG PAMILYA..

The post was translated by Kwentong OFW:

“A very big tragedy hit our family as one of our relative was allegedly dead. We wholeheartedly ask for help to anyone who has contact in Saudi Arabia or a place called Abha Asir. We are pleading for help for the fast repatriation of the remains of Daisy Gamboa.

She is staying in Abha Asir, Saudi Arabia. She hanged herself to death and was only found by her companion inside the house. We are wholeheartedly asking for help. Daisy is a single mother and the sole breadwinner to her 2 children. She dreamed of working abroad so she can provide the financial needs of her family. She stayed in Saudi for 2 years and it is her first time working abroad.

Please, we are asking for help because we all know that she really wants to go home to be with her family. Please share.”

Name: Daisy Gamboa

Address where she stayed: Abha, Saudi Arabia

Address where she worked: Alwa Tarik Wadiin

Name of person who provided shelter for her: Imelda Gonzales

Date when she left the Philippines: February 24, 2015

Agency: Anchor Incorporation Manpower Service

Mobile number of the Contact Person: 09756524931 or 0942986625

While her death was declared as suicide, her motive for taking her life is not known and some netizens believe that she could have been murdered; but without evidence and other details to support that speculation, it would be difficult to seek justice for Gamboa’s death.