Published: Wednesday 03 January, 2018

Super Tekla’s OFW Sister Commits Suicide in Kuwait, Comedian Seeks Justice

The sister of comedian Super Tekla has allegedly committed suicide in Kuwait. Mariefe Librada, an OFW, died recently but Super Tekla is not convinced that his sister committed suicide. Via social media, the comedian asked for assistance in seeking justice for Mariefe.

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Super Tekla is seeking justice for his OFW sister who allegedly committed suicide in Kuwait. (GMA Network image)

“’Di ako naniniwalang nagpakamatay ka dahil wala akong makita at maisip na dahilan para gawin mo ‘yun! Hindi ako titigil hanggang ‘di mabigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay mo d’yan sa Kuwait,” Super Tekla, Romeo Librada in real life, said on Facebook. He is currently in Canada for a number of shows but has asked his followers for help.

“Sayang ‘di man lang kita nasabihan na mahal na mahal ka ni kuya. Ang sakit sa dibdib ang kalunos-lunos na sinapit mo d’yan. Paalam Bhiee, bunso. Di ka na namin makakasama,” he added.

And his call has not fallen on deaf ears. Pro-OFW group Blas F. Ople Policy Center (BOFC) has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to probe the death of Mariefe Librada.

“The OFW’s family deserves to know the truth,” said Susan Ople, BOFC chief.

“We call on the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) to instruct our embassy in Kuwait to immediately request for an investigation into the alleged suicide case,” it said in a statement. “Considering how much laughter Super Tekla brings to thousands of OFWs through his shows, it’s time that our government agencies lend him and his grieving family comfort and support including legal assistance, when called for.”

Super Tekla said their family would accept it if findings would show that Mariefe really committed suicide.

“Matatanggap po namin kung talagang nagpakamatay siya. Wala naman po kami magawa, pero kung sakali hong bigyan po kami ng pagkakataon na masilip po ang sitwasyon ng kapatid ko dyan sa Kuwait para po ma-prevent pa po natin kung saka-sakali po  a may insidente pang mangyari uli sa mga kababayan natin na nangingibang-bansa na inaabuso tapos pinapalabas nila na nagpakamatay.”