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The family of Michelle Silvertino will have to wait for 3 to 5 Years to have her remains.

MICHELLE SILVERTINO – The remains of stranded woman Michelle Silvertino who died waiting for bus to go home will reach her family in three to five years.

In a previous article, a single mother identified as Michelle Silvertino was found lifeless along the streets waiting for a bus to go home for five (5) days. This happened during the lockdown in the country which sparked widespread anger online.

Michelle Silvertino

The 33-year-old woman was accordingly found lifeless in a footbridge on June 5. She is from Manila and waiting for a bus going to Calabanga, Camarines Sur province. As much as we are all aware of, lockdown caused public transport temporary suspension.

This caused protest online with the trending hashtag #JusticeforMichelleSilvertino on Twitter. It is where people criticized the government for lacking support and help for stranded workers after implementing strict lockdown measures.

Now, in a report from PhilStar, the remains of the stranded woman was buried at a public cemetery in Pasay and her eldest aging 11 years old wanted her back home.

However, under Presidential Decree 856, the Sanitation Code of the Philippines section 5 (a), it stated, “permission to disinter the bodies or remains of persons who dies of other than dangerous communicable disease may be granted after such bodies have been buried for a period of three years.”

This only means that Silvertino’s family can have her body back after a minimum of three (3) years. A friend of the late female named Marlyn said that officials of Barangay 159 in Pasay ignored her and her situation suffering from breathing difficulties and high fever.

But authorities of the city said she refused help and she was dead upon arrival on the hospital as per report.


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