Hong Kong to help family of OFW who fell to death while cleaning window - DMW

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 19) – Hong Kong's government has vowed to extend as much assistance as possible to the family of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who fell to her death while cleaning the window of her employer's apartment, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said Friday.

DMW Secretary Susan Ople said Hong Kong Secretary for Labour and Welfare Chris Sun — in a phone conversation on Thursday — told her he was "deeply troubled and saddened" by the tragedy.

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Ople said Hong Kong will also help bring the OFW's remains home.

"The brother is already in Hong Kong with the help of OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration), and they will stay there until makauwi 'yung kababayan natin [our compatriot comes home]," she said in a press briefing on Friday.

"We will extend full assistance and support to her bereaved family while working closely with Secretary Chris Sun and his department to ensure that the principle of 'safety above all else' is carried out as part of employers' obligations," Ople added.