MINILA, PHILLIPS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reportedly promised to repatriate the remains of Filipino honeymooners who died during their honeymoon in the Maldives, said a friend of the couple.
About 21: 52 pm Mhapz Lagradilla, sister Leomer, told us that they had a positive meeting today with DFA. Accordingly, the cost of sending Eka will be charged to DFA [Erika] and the remnants of Leomara are back home, "said Nick Cuiho's wife, a married couple, on Monday.
** Updates: -Conclusion in the workplace of Limoer to pay the full cost of his repatriation. (this will be confirmed …
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The honey moon of Erica and Leomer Lagradilli went on tragedy after they drowned while swimming under water on Dhiffushi Island on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the DPA shared a photo of a meeting of Foreign Affairs Minister Teddy Lockins Jr. with seven couples on Tuesday.
"Secretary Lokshin expresses condolences to the closest relatives of the Filipino couple who drowned in the Maldives and assures them with DFA assistance in repatriating their remains," the statement said.
PHOTOS: Secretary Lokshin expresses condolences to the closest relatives of a Filipino couple who drowned in the Maldives, and then assures DFA of repatriating their remains.#DFAinACTION pic.twitter.com/FulUGyhaVU
– DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) January 15, 2019
By the meeting, the family and friends of the spouse were collecting funds to use them to bring home the remnants of the newlyweds. But with DFA they decided to stop collecting funds for repatriation.
"We would like to inform you that we have decided to stop donating, because we believe that due to the optimistic progress in this case, we no longer fulfill the goal of creating a fundraising campaign. Now we can keep something, knowing that our government has a promise, "said Cuiho.
"We are not grateful for your donations to our favorite friends, Leomer and Eka. We could not believe that our love for them went beyond the various platforms of communication. Rest assured that all the proceeds will be provided by seven Eka and Leomara, "added Ciyo.
In a statement on Monday, DFA said that a couple of Filipinos drowned during a honeymoon in the Maldives. As reported, both of them were rescued by the resort's workers, but were declared dead upon arrival at the local hospital. / muf
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