Filipina Caregiver Dies in Taiwan’s Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake, Family Receives P3.8 Million

The family of a Filipina caregiver in Taiwan received a total of P3.8 million.

Taiwanese officials had granted Melody Castro’s family a big amount of money from its government and kind-hearted individuals after the caregiver died in the Taiwan earthquake on February 6, 2018.

According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, Castro’s family had received P3.2 million as compensation from the government including insurance claims and monetary donations from concerned citizens.

An additional P 600,000 was given to Castro’s mother and family members in a ceremony at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), Taiwan’s embassy in Manila which was donated by a group of Taiwanese businessmen who are based in the Philippines.

Looking back, it was last February 6 when Taiwan was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the city of Hualien which made several buildings and establishments to collapse, including the 12-story apartment where Castro was working and staying.

The said financial support from the Taiwan government and its businesses in the country serve as a big help to the bereaved family of Castro, her 8-year-old daughter and her paralyzed husband who recently got into a vehicular accident.