KAKAMMPI

The Official web forum of Kapisanan ng mga Kamag-anak ng Migranteng Manggagawang Pilipino, Inc.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  Official WebsiteOfficial Website  

Share | 
 

 Remains of 8 Pinoys in Afghan crash

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
KAKAMMPI



Female Number of posts : 880
Registration date : 2008-01-06

PostSubject: Remains of 8 Pinoys in Afghan crash   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:38 pm

Remains of 8 Pinoys in Afghan crash to be home soon, says De Castro

The bodies of the eight remaining Filipino fatalities in July 19’s helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be home soon, Vice President Noli De Castro said Thursday.

De Castro, who is also presidential adviser for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), said forensic experts have already taken DNA samples from the bodies to be matched with blood samples of their relatives in the Philippines.

“We received report from Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Ricardo Endaya that representatives of the employer, AIM Group, together, with two British technicians, arrived in Kuwait and took blood samples from the bodies of the victims for DNA testing in London," De Castro said in a press statement.

The results of DNA testing are expected within 15 to 20 days and once the results are known, the remains of the victims could be flown to their respective families.

At present, the remains of the victims are at a United States military facility in Kuwait, he said.

Last Tuesday, the remains of the two other Filipino workers recovered in the crash were brought home. .[See: Remains-of-2-of-10-Pinoys-in-Afghanistan-crash-to-arrive-Tuesday]

The bodies of Manolito Hornilla and Leopoldo Jimenez were first to be repatriated because their remains were recognizable.

The vice president assured the families of the victims that the government will continue to help them acquire their claim for benefits from the victims’ employer and at the same time warned them against soliciting the services of unauthorized persons in facilitating their claims.

The victims were killed on July 19 after the Russian-owned civilian Mi-8 helicopter transporting them crashed on the tarmac in Kandahar Air Base shortly after takeoff at NATO's largest air base in Afghanistan. [See: 10 Pinoys killed in Afghan chopper crash] - GMANews.TV
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Remains of 8 Pinoys in Afghan crash
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 4 Old Men with scroll + Fishing and Farming industry crash
» Airplanes, 1 Crashed, Helping Crash Victims, 1 In Particular
» Possible Plane Crash - PRAY FOR A SAFE LANDING!!!!!!
» Crash Class - CS Professional - Module I at God's Own Country
» Digging up human remains

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
KAKAMMPI :: KAKAMMPI WEBCASTS :: News-
Jump to: