Body of OFW Hit-and-Run Victim in Kuwait Arrives in Ilocos

The remains of a 47-year-old Filipino man who was killed in an apparent hit-and-run incident in Kuwait has arrived in his hometown in Ilocos Sur Tuesday.

Marcelino C. Devis Jr, who has worked in Kuwait for the past 16 years, and whose last job was as a supervisor of a landscaping company, was on his way home March 3 when an SUV, reportedly driven by a Kuwaiti citizen, hit him in the suburb of Hawalli, recounts his wife Delia.

Devis’ death certificate showed that he sustained multiple fractures in his neck and skull, which made his youngest son Mark dismiss that it was a simple accident.

“Parang hindi kapani-paniwala kasi nagkaroon ng multiple fracture sa neck and skull, kung simpleng sagi lang ‘yun,” said Mark Devis. The family appealed to police in Kuwait to further investigate the death of Marcelino Devis, with cooperation from the Philippine government.

His remains arrived at the Laoag International Airport and was brought to his hometown in Mangaynay, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur.

According to ABS-CBN News, the Devis family expressed disappointment over allegations that the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait failed to give any assistance to Devis.

While the driver fled the scene, the Devis family confirmed that he had the suspect had surrendered to authorities.

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