Labor official dies of COVID-19

January 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — An official of the Department of Labor and Employment succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday, according to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

DOLE Underscretary Joji Aragon reportedly contracted the virus after undergoing a surgical procedure last December, Bello said.

Bello said Aragon died of cardiac arrest secondary to COVID-19.

Aragon served as DOLE undersecretary for wages, productivity, legislative and internal auditing cluster.

Bello condoled with the family of Aragon.

He said Aragon’s remains would be cremated.

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration chief Hans Cacdac also expressed condolences over the passing of Aragon.

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