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SSS assists kins of OFWs killed in Dubai floods in filing of benefit claims

THE Social Security System (SSS) recently said it has reached out to the families of the three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in Dubai due to the widespread flooding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said that SSS employees from the branch offices in Pampanga, Tuguegarao, and Cebu, with the assistance of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), visited the families of Jenny Gamboa, Marjorie Saquing-Ancheta and Dante Casipong to assist them in filing funeral and death benefit claims for their deceased family members.

Macasaet vowed that SSS would help the beneficiaries of the three OFWs who lost their lives in the heavy floods in Dubai by expediting the process of their benefit claim applications at SSS.

“We sympathize with the bereaved families of our kababayans who presumably have drowned after their vehicles got submerged in floodwaters in Dubai. Our branch personnel will help them process their benefit claims until they receive the SSS benefits,” Macasaet said.

Floodwaters swamped many parts of UAE and Dubai on April 17 after the nation received the heaviest recorded rainfall in the last 75 years, which trapped people in their vehicles, offices, and homes and eventually took the lives of three Filipino overseas workers. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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