OFWs on death row - updates

Rappler's latest stories on OFWs on death row

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OFW saved from UAE death row coming home to PH

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Jennifer Dalquez, who was sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for murder but later acquitted, is expected to arrive in the Philippines on Friday, November 2

3 OFWs on death row in China

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says there are high hopes that at least one of the cases would be reduced to a life sentence

OFW Jennifer Dalquez seeks acquittal

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio Vingno Jr says Jennifer Dalquez s lawyer moved for her acquittal after the sons of her victim skipped a hearing they were instructed by the court to attend

Duterte to 'bring home' some OFWs on death row

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for a week long trip which will take him to Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Qatar

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates that he is duty bound to protect and preserve the Filipino people in his speech during the 29th Annual Convention of the Prosecutors League of the Philippines at Royce Hotel and Casino in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on April 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo

TIMELINE: Jennifer Dalquez's journey to death row and acquittal

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Foreign Affairs confirms in a statement that Jennifer will be released from prison and repatriated back to the Philippines in November 2018, or more than a year after her acquittal

Parents of OFW on death row in UAE seek Congress’ help

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Lawmakers file a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to seek executive clemency for Jennifer Dalquez

'SAVE JENNIFER.' Alicia and Abdulhamid Dalquez are asking the government to help their daughter Jennifer get out of death row in UAE. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fate of Jennifer Dalquez in hands of victim’s children

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Court of Appeals in Al Ain Judicial Court has postponed its ruling on the OFW s case originally set for February 27 to March 27

OFW on death row in UAE, kin appeal to Duterte for help

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Jennifer Dalquez claims her Arab employer tried to rape her at knifepoint and that she accidentally killed him while defending herself

Migrante International challenges President Rodrigo Duterte to help get Jennifer Dalquez home. Photo from Migrante

Capital punishment in PH jeopardizes OFWs on death row – Bag-ao

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag ao tells congressmen Ang pagboto po natin ng yes sa death penalty ay katumbas sa pagdiin sa kanila sa kamatayan

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao says the death penalty bill is detrimental to OFWs on death row as well to poor Filipinos. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Aquino and the continuing plight of OFWs

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?

How did President Benigno Aquino III address the needs of overseas Filipino workers in the past 6 years? Photo of Aquino by the Malacañang Photo Bureau, photo of OFWs by AFP

Gov't doing everything to help 80 OFWs on death row – Binay

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:27 PM

Of the 80 migrant workers facing execution 27 are in Saudi Arabia where an OFW was executed Monday

OFW in Saudi death row a step closer to release

Jul 25, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Judged and the victim s family in Saudi Arabia sign documents that will secure the release of Filipino Dondon Lanuza

SPARED OFW. The Saudi government ransoms Filipino national Rodelio 'Dondon' Lanuza, who was on death row. Photo from Migrante International's website