Kin of dead Overseas Filipino Worker in Pattaya ask help for repatriation of remains


PATTAYA: The family of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Cagayan de Oro who died of a motorcycle accident on Sunday has sought financial assistance for the repatriation of his remains.

Sanlight Sagubay, sister of the late Overseas Filipino Worker Kenneth Chaplen Sagubay, told Pinoy Legacy Monday they want her brother’s remains returned home so they can properly mourn and give him a proper burial.

Kenneth Chaplen Sagubay, a 31 year-old butcher in Big C company, died in Pattaya Memorial Hospital around 6 pm Sunday after he suffered multiple injuries in a motorcycle accident Sunday morning.

Read: Filipino dies in motorcycle accident in Chonburi

According to Sanlight, the family may need more than a hundred thousand baht in bringing his brother’s remains back home but is yet to be confirmed after her scheduled visit to the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok tomorrow.

“We were told that we may need at least 100 thousand baht but we are still working to determine the exact amount,” Sanlight said. ” We’re hoping that by tomorrow we will be able to get information about the repatriation process and the exact amount that we need. We are praying that our Embassy in Bangkok will be able to help us with this,” she added.

According to the sister, Kenneth has a 5-month pregnant wife  and two children- 3 years old and 1 year and 6 months old who are also here in Thailand.

Read: Mother asks help raising 50,000 baht for daughter’s spine fusion surgery

For those who want to extend assistance to the Sagubay family, you may directly send any amount to the following account number:


BANGKOK BANK: 855 -036 -8867

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