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Kin of missing OFW Nilda Bongar seek meeting with her Saudi employer


The son and brother of missing OFW Nilda Bongar are currently in Saudi Arabia to help in the search for her.

Interviewed by GMA News, Bongar's son Dan Mark said they intend to talk with his mother's employer to get a clear picture on what happened to her.

"Nais naming malaman kung anong nangyari sa nanay namin at gusto naming makausap ang kanyang employer at ang mga taong involved," Dan Mark said.

Bongar, a widow who has four children in Pangasinan, has been missing for over a year already. Her employer had reportedly told Saudi Police in September 2016 that she ran away.

The employer, Ashraf Abdullah Ahmed Dakman, personally met with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) deputy administrator Arnel Ignacio in February and surrendered her passport and belongings.

Dan Mark said they hope their visit will bear positive result.

Dan Mark and his uncle were accompanied in Saudi Arabia by a representative from OWWA and the agency that deployed Bongar. There, they met with Labor Attache Nasser Mustafa and OWWA Welfare Officer Yolanda Penaranda to discuss their meeting with Bongar's employer.

Bongar's recruitment agency in Saudi Arabia has promised to assist her son and brother Ric.

"We will help the family and the Consulate, we will help to find the mother and we will talk to the employer to meet the family of Nild," a representative from the agency said.

Dan Mark and Ric are appealing to anyone who knows Bongar's whereabouts to coordinate with them. —Ronaldo Concha/KBK, GMA News