A Negrense caregiver working in Tel Aviv, Israel, who attended a music festival near the Gaza Strip that was attacked by Hamas militants has been missing since Saturday, her sister said Wednesday, October 11.
Loreta Villarin Alacre, 49, of Sitio Camay-an, Brgy Cadiz Viejo, Cadiz City, was reported missing by her sister Annabella Alacre after they could not reach her by phone since Saturday.
Loreta’s employer in Tel Aviv, Noam Solomon, in a Facebook post, said her devoted caregiver for six years was missing. “Please help find my Lori,” she appealed.
The employer said the companion of Loreta was shot and was found in a hospital.
Loreta was last seen near Netivot and Ashkelon, she said.
Annabella Alacre is appealing for help in the search for her sister.
The last time she spoke to her sister was on Friday, Anabella said.
Almost every night they have video calls with Loretta so it is not normal for them not to be able to reach her, Annabella said.
She said Friday and Saturday was Loreta’s day off .
Anabella said they contacted the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration but they are still waiting for word on their sister.
Loretta has worked in Israel for Almost 15 years, Annabella said.
“We are praying for Loreta’s safe return,” she said, adding that they do not know if she was abducted by the Hamas.
Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante said there is a big possibility that Loreta is alive and could have been abducted as she was not among the reported fatalities.
A Philippine Embassy in Israel Facebook post Wednesday afternoon said Israeli authorities have informed them that two missing Filipino nationals were confirmed dead, and four remain missing.
No names were given.
Of the 32 Filipinos reported missing, 26 have now been found or rescued and brought to safe areas. One national is recovering in a hospital after sustaining moderate injuries during his rescue, the embassy post said.*