Filipino expats in the Kingdom expressed thankfulness late last night using a Saudi federal government choice to shoulder joint the overdue harmony in the blood flow dollars sought through the Saudi family of a patient slain by an internationally Filipino staff member (OFW).
“We appreciate Custodian of these two Sacred Mosques Ruler Abdullah and could the Almighty maintain him in good health always so that he could keep on extending humanitarian operates not only to Filipinos but other nationals as well,” Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago advised Arab News from Manila.
OFW worker Rodelio Celestino “Dondon” Lanuza was sentenced to loss of life for your June 2000 slaying of Mohamad Al-Qahtani, an Arab nationwide. Later last night the Saudi Embassy in Manila declared that its federal government possessed created a directive for that transaction of your harmony of SR 2.3 mil for passing to the heirs of Al-Qahtani, who had been stabbed to passing away by Lanuza what Lanuza claimed as self-safeguard.
“The Saudi authorities, following the heirs of the patient waived their appropriate, has paid for the total amount in the bloodstream dollars,” the Saudi Embassy statement said.
Tago claimed that after the Saudi govt has settled the amount, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh works with some other functions included to speed up the process for your discharge of Lanuza, who has been doing jail for the past 11 yrs.
The Philippine Section of Foreign Affairs (DFA) also appreciated the news and expressed thankfulness for your Saudi government’s humanitarian motion.
“This will pave just how for the issuance of an affidavit of forgiveness or tanazul in Mr. Lanuza’s love,” Raul Hernandez, DFA spokesman, explained in a text. “We hope that the moment all legal processes are accomplished, Mr. Lanuza will ultimately be reunited with his household,” he added.
Mike G. Gaerlan, assistant-standard of Migrante Global-K.S.A., stated: “King Abdullah has repeatedly demonstrated kindness. In the case of Lanuza, they have displayed severe take action of humanism.”
Lanuza, who proved helpful as draftsman from the Kingdom in 1996, confessed to stabbing Al Qahtani and was sentenced to dying by beheading in 2002.
In Feb 2011, the Philippine authorities along with the Saudi Reconciliation Committee in Dammam aided Lanuza protected forgiveness from your victim’s family, which necessary a diyya, or payment, amounting to 35 million pesos (about SR 3.5 million).
Lanuza’s experience experienced been the main topic of the Fb accounts “Help Preserve an existence, Help Conserve Dondon Lanuza from Passing away Row.”
The Saudi Embassy claimed that Lanuza’s new mother experienced earlier registered an charm for your Saudi federal government to spend the balance soon after she surely could elevate SR 700,000.
The OFWs running the Fb page noted increasing 10.6 zillion pesos (about SR1.6 million) since Jan. 10 by way of numerous accounts.
The Saudi Embassy stated that Lanuza’s mommy possessed before filed an attraction for your Saudi authorities to spend the balance following she was able to increase SR 700,000.
The embassy also stated that the goodwill gesture was the effect of the sychronisation together with the Office of V . P . Jejomar Binay, who may be the presidential consultant on OFW issues.