Pinay in Taiwan grateful for help that saved her life

Posted at 03/01/2013 1:16 PM | Updated as of 03/01/2013 1:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipina overseas worker thanked the placement agencies that deployed her, and to the Manila Economic Cultural Office (MECO) for their assistance and support when she became critically sick in Taiwan.

Rose Ann Adriano, a machine operator at Panasonic Taiwan Co. Ltd., was afflicted with pneumonia combined with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome October of last year.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said her sickness landed her at the intensive care unit of the Taipei Medical University Shuang-Ho Hospital after doctors pronounced her condition “critical and had the risk of death”.

To save her life, doctors performed endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation, a surgical operation.

According to DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, Adriano and her family wrote to thank MECO and Topmost Manpower Specialist Corporation in Manila and its Taiwan broker, Fullens Business Management Consultants, Inc. for helping her during her hospital confinement.

Baldoz said, Topmost facilitated the issuance of passport and visa, with the assistance of MECO in Manila and TECO in Taiwan, of Adriano’s sister, Vilma Fedarigo.

Fedarigo stayed with her sister for a few days until doctors pronounced that the OFW was out of danger.