MANILA, Philippines — The Saudi government has buried the remains of three overseas Filipino workers who died of the coronavirus disease 2019 without the consent of their families, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday.
Bello said he even called the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the Philippines Abdullah Al Bussairy to raise the matter.
“Merong tatlo na nailibing without the permission of the next of kin. In fact, I even called Ambassador Bussairy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to question the burial of the three OFWs without the consent of the families,” Bello said in a press briefing.
“When I talked to the Saudi Ambassador, His Excellency Bussairy, I expre…