THE BODIES of three Filipinos who died in the foreigner workers’ housing complex in Kuwait last week are expected to arrive in Manila today, June 17, Philippine authorities said Sunday.

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) chief Arnaldo A. Ignacio said their office in Kuwait was facilitating the letter of acceptance of the victims’ next of kin and guarantee that they receive cash assistance.

Active OWWA members are entitled to have their surviving family receive a P220,000 burial assistance and P15,000 livelihood assistance. For inactive members, the burial assistance is set at P200,000, the agency said.

The overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in the al-Mangaf fire in Kuwait were among a total of 50 people who died.

Eight other Filipinos, who worked in a construction firm, were hurt or displaced as a result of the fire, said Migrant Workers Secretary Hans Leo J. Cacdac last week. — Chloe Mari A. Hufana