Filipina saved from UAE death row comes home (philstar.com) – November 2, 2018 – 9:28am MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina domestic helper, who has been acquitted of murder in the United Arab Emirates, boarded her flight home on Thursday evening after spending almost four years in prison. Jennifer Dalquez arrived in Manila on Friday morning along with 86 undocumented Filipinos who availed of the UAE’s three-month amnesty program, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. In a handwritten note to the Philippine Embassy, Dalquez expressed her gratitude to the government for getting her out of death row. “Taos puso po ako nagpapasalamat sa embahada na tinulugan po ako nila sa kaso ko hanggang makalaya at sa gobyerno ako po’y taos pusong nagpasalamat sa inyo sa tulong na ginawa nyo sa akin,” Dalquez said. Ambassador to UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana reported to the DFA that the acquitted Filipina was grateful to the Philippine Embassy for ensuring that she would return home to the Philippines. “Jennifer was indeed very thankful for all the assistance, the support, and most especially the prayers that she said led to the reversal of the death sentence that was meted out on her three years ago,” Quintana said. Quintana… Read full this story
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