The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration was able to grant a return ticket to Kuwait to the children of Jakatia M. Pawa to be able to visit her grave in Sulaibikhat Cemetery in Al Asimah, Kuwait. Jakatia was an OFW who was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death last 2010 by the highest court in the Middle East Emirate.
(L-R) The children of the late OFW Jakatia Pawa: Amenchadrha Pawa Alama and Hadisza Pawa Alama
The assistance provided to her children, Hadisza Pawa Alama and Amenchadrha Pawa Alama was pursuant to OWWA Board Resolution no. 003, Series of 2017 which was aside ftom the grant that provides education and livelihood assistance for them.
Her children flew to Kuwait last May 23, 2017 accompanied by OWWA Regional Welfare Office IX Director Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain.
Jakatia’s children were still melancholy as they walk towards their mother’s grave. “Jakatia is still a huge part of her children’s everyday life and always will be. It was a tragic that she isn’t here anymore to see her children go to college, get a job or get married,” Satria Pawa said. Satria is the wife of Col. Angaris Pawa who also joined Hadisza and Amenchadrha on their visit.
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The day after visiting their mother’s grave, they paid a courtesy call to Renato de Villa, Philippine Ambassador in Kuwait and other officials from the Philippine Embassy and POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) like Ustadz Nabil, Philippine Embassy Interpreter, Labor Attache Alejandro A. Padaen, Welfare Officer Nestor P. Burayag and several Filipino Cummunity Leaders from Kuwait.
(L-R) Dr. Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain, OWWA RWO-IX Regional Director; Amenchadrha Pawa Alama (son of Jakatia Pawa; Hadisza Pawa Alama (daughter of Jakatia Pawa); Satria Pawa (wife of Col. Angaris Pawa, brother of Jakatia Pawa)
While the start of 2017 may be hard for Jakatia’s children for their mother’s untimely death, Director Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain and OWWA as a whole, has been able to exert best efforts to ease their lives.