Good news! Do you remember Ms. Mae Lorraine Sabijon Aldaca, our “kababayan” who was reported missing by the Philippine Embassy last month? She’s just been found!
Here’s the exact text taken from the Philippine Embassy’s website.
The Embassy would like to report that Ms. Mae Lorraine Sabijon Aldaca has already been found. Mr. Al Aldaca, brother of Mae, informed the Embassy that his sister established contact with him on 8 February 2013. Ms. Aldaca informed her brother that she is now working in Hong Kong. She said that she was not able to call her family for five months because of financial reasons.
Mr. Aldaca expresses his gratitude for helping him find his sister:
“Thank you for all the efforts you’ve done and for all the prayers. THANKS A LOT. I appreciate it so much. This shows that we Filipinos have great concern for each other. We help each other even though we do not know each other. I’m proud to be a Filipino. And I am proud of you guys. God Bless you all (corrected).”
The Embassy requested Ms. Aldaca to report to the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong in order for her to provide complete information about what happened to her.
On 16 January, the Embassy posted an advisory in search of Ms. Aldaca on its website and official Facebook account. In searching for Ms. Aldaca, the Embassy coordinated with the Thai Royal Police, Thai Immigration and the Filipino community in the southern Thailand region.
The Embassy would like to thank those who helped in finding Ms. Aldaca. The Embassy would also like to thank the officers of the Organization of Filipino Expatriates in the South of Thailand (OFEST) led by Ms. Phylis Clomata for their diligent effort in finding Ms. Aldaca.