12-year wait for OFW wife - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "The last time he saw his wife, Evan Jean Tupa, was the day after their wedding in Manila on June 25, 1996.
He was 28 years old then and she was 27.
She left for a job as a factory worker in Taiwan, as scheduled. For six months they kept in touch through letters and phone calls. By 1997, the husband said he heard nothing more from her. Andanar, a resident of barangay Apas, Cebu City asked the court to declare his wife “presumptively dead” so he could find happiness with someone else."