Robredo offers to help kin of Pinay executed in Kuwait
Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday vowed to help the family of a Filipina convict who had just been executed in Kuwait.
Noting that OFWs “sacrifice every day for their family and our country," Robredo in a statement called on Filipinos to “continue working for the welfare” of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), following the execution of Jakatia Pawa.
“We offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Jakatia Pawa,” Robredo said. “We hope to connect with their family and help them through this trying time.”
Pawa, 42, was sentenced to death for murder in 2010 for the killing of her employer’s 22-year-old daughter in 2007. She was executed at 10:19 a.m. in Kuwait (3:19 p.m. Manila time) on Wednesday.
The Filipina, a mother of two, denied the crime, saying the victim’s family members had stronger motives to kill her employer’s daughter because of an illicit love affair with a male neighbor.
In a press conference confirming the execution, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Charles Jose said there are 88 Filipinos on death row worldwide. — MDM, GMA News