Homeward Bound

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Chargè d’Affaires Elmer Cato of the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad pays his respects to Laida Hajan, the human trafficking victim from Indanan, Sulu, before escorting her remains to the Erbil International Airport in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Tuesday prior to her repatriation to the Philippines. A 36-year-old mother of seven, Hajan passed away in August 27 but her death was made known to the Embassy only after 40 days. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad