Mayor Belen Fernandez expressed sympathy and support to the bereaved family of Marjorette Gonzales Garcia, the 32-year-old barangay Bonuan Boquig native who worked as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia and was allegedly murdered by a Kenyan national.
The local chief executive assured the support of the city government of Dagupan to the family in times of need and provided financial assistance during a simple program on October 19 conducted by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) as the OFW’s remains were transferred to Bonuan Boquig from Awai, San Jacinto.
Mayor Fernandez called Marjorette a hero who sacrificed to work abroad as she reflected on the hard work and dedication of OFWs to provide for their families back home even as she expressed optimism for the government to put into place measures and mechanisms to promote the rights and protection of OFWs.
Marjorette hailed from Bonuan Boquig, Dagupan City and resided at her husband, Tito’s hometown in Awai, San Jacinto with their two children, Jake Moises, 9, and May Jee, 6, before she was deployed to Saudi Arabia on October 17, 2021.
Earlier, on Oct. 14 in San Jacinto, Mayor Fernandez joined OWWA Administrator Arnel Ignacio, Department of Migrant Workers Officer-in-Charge Hans Leo Cacdac, Fourth District Representative Christopher de Venecia, Gov. Ramon Guico III, Vice Gov. Mark Lambino and OWWA Regional Director Gerardo Rimorin during a solemn tribute to the fallen OFW.