83 OFWs nasa death row – DFA

83 OFWs nasa death row – DFA

March 4, 2023 @ 11:08 AM 2 weeks ago

MANILA, Philippines – TINATAYANG nasa 83  Pinoy sa ibang bansa ang nasa death row bunsod ng iba’t ibang kasalanan.

Dahil dito, hinikayat ni Kabayan party-list Representative Ron Salo, pinuno ng House overseas workers affairs committee, ang gobyerno na magbigay ng agarang tulong sa mga OFWs.

Sa nasabing pigura, 56 ang nasa Malaysia habang ang iba ay nahaharap sa death row sa United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, USA, Japan at Brunei.

“It is surprising how many of our Filipinos overseas are facing death row and most of us are not aware of it. The most recent case of Mary Jane Veloso, the only one in Indonesia, wildly agitated our political landscape for quite some time. Now, how do we make of these 83 cases?,”ayon kay Salo sa isang kalatas.

“Let us never forget that these 83 Filipinos are not just statistics. They represent the lives of our kabayans who have tried to seek better lives for their families, but have fallen on dire times. In all this, we must do all that we can to assist them and their families,” dagdag na wika ni Salo.

Winika pa nito na base sa account o bilang ni Assistant Secretary Paul Cortes ng Department of Foreign Affairs, karamihan sa mga kaso ay nasa “final and executory stage” na at ang tanging remedyo na lamang ay gawin ng Philippine government ang ikuha ang mga ito ng pardon.

Batay sa data mula sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), karamihan sa mga death row cases ay may kinalaman sa illegal drugs at pagnanakaw.

“As our only hope is a presidential pardon, I am appealing to our DFA and DMW (Department of Migrant Workers) to immediately undertake the necessary interventions and representations on our Kabayans’ behalf,” ani Salo.

“Finding out that we have these 83 Filipinos working abroad about to be executed should make us pause and assess how we can do more. Being in a foreign country is sad and lonely enough for our kababayans; the least that they should have, most especially in difficult times, is some comfort in knowing that their government is always there for them. We owe it to them and to their families,” dagdag na pahayag ni Salo. RNT