Sat. Jan 16th, 2021

The family of a missing overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has called on anew on the Philippine government to assist them in locating their missing kin, who was last seen or heard of last March in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

OFW Mary Anne Daynolo was last seen at around 10:30 pm on March 4, 2020 at the resort of a five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi where she worked as a receptionist.

“Please help us find Anne,” the family posted on social media as they aim to gather public support that could lead to information on the whereabouts of the 30-year-old Filipino from Pasig City.

Two days after her disappearance, one of her siblings also based in UAE reported the matter to the Mussafah Police Station in Abu Dhabi. The case is still pending with the UAE’s police’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Up to August 2020 since she could not be traced since March, the family of Daynolo made several attempts to seek the help of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Abu Dhabi, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, and the DFA-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs.

And on March 17 and 18, the family contacted the Philippine Embassy and POLO office in Abu Dhabi to inform them about the case and provided them with the case number and other pertinent details.  

Also, in April and July 2020, the family sent the Philippine Embassy two separate letters through email, to follow up on any possible update on Anne. All the family got were instructions to just wait for an update from the UAE police.

“We are appealing for all your help to reach the authorities and everyone who has the power to help Anne in any way possible,” the Daynolo family said.

A Facebook account “Finding Missing OFW in Abu Dhabi: Mary Anne Daynolo,” and the website missingmaryanne.com were created to generate public support in locating Anne, who has been working in the UAE since February 2018. SOVEREIGNPH

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