PH govt reaches out to families of downed Malaysia Airlines jet

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – At least three Filipino nationals are among those confirmed to have perished in the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

The Philippines government has immediately reached out to the victims’ family members.

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs has issued Sunday new passports to the sisters and brothers of Irene Pabellon-Gunawan.

Gunawan was killed along with her husband and two children in the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane.

Irene’s kin, who comes from Pagbilao, Quezon, are traveling to the Netherlands today, and will wait for the remains of the victims.

Irene and her children were reportedly chance passengers of that Malaysia Airlines plane.

Relatives say Irene’s Indonesian husband insisted they all fly together that day.

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  • JRB
    21 July 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    This is one of the sad story I have ever read, about this Filipino girl going home to Philippines to visit her family with her two kids and her husband. And didn’t make it back to the Philippines? The Russians is stupid in world war 2 a Gen. Payton wanted to wipe-out Russia because he didn’t trust them? And guess what he was right, you can’t trust the Russians look at what they did?

    • cat_idiot
      22 July 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

      just like BS Aquino, he is no different than Putin………..