Sunday, 19 August 2007

Philippines: 17 death sentences on OFWs commuted

But 2 executions final and executory
By Veronica UyINQUIRER.netLast updated 06:39pm (Mla time) 08/17/2007

MANILA, Philippines -- Seventeen of 49 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) facing the death penalty have been spared from the sentence.
But the sentence on two of the OFWs is final and executory.

But Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Esteban Conejos, whose office has been working on the cases of these OFWs since January last year, said the bad news is not so bad because the child of the two OFWs’ murder victim has still not reached the age of majority, by which time she may be able to forgive the convicts and spare their lives.
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