- One Pinay OFW died in the recent Beirut twin blasts, which took the lives of more than 70 people
- Her family revealed that she called her husband and was able to talk to her hours before the incident
- She called to tell them that she planned to send them money
- Her husband said that when he received the call, he was speechless and all that he can do was to cry
Perlita Mendoza, a 39-year-old Pinay OFW from Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur, died from the Beirut blast.
Her kin revealed that she was able to call her husband hours before the said blast.
In GMA's report, by Ivy Hernando, the husband of Perlita, Giovanni Mendoza, cried when he received the call as he could not really believe what was happening.
"Ang sabi nila kanina, tinamaan siya ng salamin na kaniyang ikinamatay. Masakit para sa akin na sa ganu'n paraan siya mamamatay," recounted the husband.
OFWs in other countries are confronted with uncertainties daily, including those concerning their safety. Aside from Filipinos working in domestic capacity, there are other OFWs in foreign countries working as frontliners.
The blast in Beirut somehow shocked the world. In the Philippines, just this year, Taguig City Hall was also shaken after it received a bomb threat.
An explosion always poses a danger to the community. With the recent incident in Lebanon, it may give other countries a chance to look into the regulation of storing chemicals in warehouses.
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