Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Widow of civilian killed in Mamasapano clash to try luck in Oman


A widow of one of the civilians killed in the January 25 Mamasapano clash has decided to try her luck as an OFW in the Middle East, a report on News To Go said on Monday.
Sarah Langayen is set to leave the country for Oman to work as a domestic helper, almost one year after the bullet-riddled body of her husband was found with his hands tied, the report said.
On January 25, 2015, over 60 people—44 of them elite policemen—were killed when a covert operation to neutralize suspected terrorists in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, resulted in a fierce firefight between members of the police Special Action Force (SAF) and Moro rebels in the area.
The News To Go report quoted Langayen as saying that she is no longer  hopeful that justice will be served for the death of her husband, with whom she had kids.
Although she received assistance from the government, Langayen said it was not enough to cover their daily expenses.
"Sana may tumutulong," Langayen said in the report. "Gusto ko na mag-abroad kasi naubos na budget namin." —KBK, GMA News

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