The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday expressed its sympathies to the families of a Filipino couple who drowned on Sunday while on their honeymoon in the Maldives.
The DFA is in touch with the next of kin of the two overseas workers and has assured them of assistance in the repatriation of their remains.
The Philippine Embassy in Dhaka, which has jurisdiction over the Maldives, has been instructed to coordinate with authorities in the Maldives and make arrangements for the repatriation of the two victims who were both from Laguna.
The couple were married on December 18, 2018 and left Manila for their honeymoon last January 9.
Authorities reported that the 29-year-old wife and her 30-year-old husband were guests in a resort in Dhiffushi island and were snorkeling when they started drowning.
Both were rescued by resort workers but were pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital.
Authorities are investigating the incident.