By Roy Mabasa
The remains of one of the two overseas Filipino workers who died in a freak car crash incident in Singapore were received by her siblings when it arrived at Clark International Airport in Pampanga Wednesday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Onboard a flight directly from Singapore, the remains of Arlyn Nucos, 50, were received by the family in the presence of representatives from the DFA’s consular office in Angeles City.
Upon arrival, Nucos’ remains were brought to her hometown in Caba, La Union.
Through the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, the DFA said they are in close coordination with relevant authorities on when the remains of 41-year-old Abigail Danao Leste, the other Filipino fatality in the car crash, will be repatriated.
Both Nucos and Leste instantly died when a black Honda car hit them at a parking exit pavement on Nutmeg Road, behind Lucky Plaza on Orchard Road, before 5 pm on Sunday where a group of Filipinos, mostly OFWs, were gathered to celebrate the New Year.