Filipina Helper Dies Alone While HK Employers Were On Vacation

The remains of a Filipina domestic helper were found inside her employer’s flat in Hong Kong.

In a report by The SUN, the woman was identified Mary Jane Respicion Jamon, 44, and native of Ilocos Norte. Police authorities said they received a report on April 4 at 4:15pm that a woman was found collapsed inside an apartment unit on Cloud View Road, North Point. Responding officers confirmed that the woman was dead at the scene.

Jamon’s aunt, who is also a domestic worker in Hong Kong, said police who responded the employer’s father’s call had to force the main door of the flat open after repeated calls to the helper went unanaswered. They later found her body inside the toilet.

“Siguro nahilo siya kasi may lahi silang high blood,” Agustin said, adding that she saw a big bump on Jamon’s forehead and dried blood and broken tooth in her mouth when she checked on the remains at Victoria Funeral Parlor in Kennedy Town.

Initial investigation ruled out foul play surrounding her death.

A public viewing was scheduled in the afternoon of April 26 before her remains will be brought back to the Philippines the following morning.

Officers at the ATN and OWWA, however, said the final schedule is not yet known as the undertaker, Tim Fook Funeral, has not yet handed the repatriation papers to the Consulate.

Jamon, Agustin said, worked for her employers for six years and had just signed her fourth employment contract.

She is survived by her husband Noel and their five-year-old adopted child, whom she both met during her vacation last year.

The aunt is also awaiting for a copy of Jamon’s birth certificate and marriage contract so that OWWA Hong Kong can send her long service pay and salary to her husband.