Body of OFW slain in Kuwait to be repatriated on Friday — DFA

The remains of Jullebee Rana​r​a, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was ​burned and killed​ in Kuwait, will be repatriated on Friday​ night​, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a press conference, DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Eduardo De Vega said Rana​r​a​'s​ repatriation will be shouldered b​y her employer after negotiations conducted by the Philippine embassy.

"The employer, being the father of the suspect, had no problem funding it," De Vega said.​

Ran​ara was a 35-year-old Filipino domestic helper in Kuwait who was raped before being burned by the son of her employer, according to reports from local media. Her charred body was found in a desert​.

​De Vega said DFA is already aware that the suspect has been arrested and waiting for words from the Kuwaiti authorities for other actions to be taken.

"Our embassies and consulates are not the ones who perform the police work, who perform the work of prosecuting or investigating cases involving Filipinos. We have to work with local authorities," he added.