The Philippine government will take a closer look at the case of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) on death row in Bahrain, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
In his visit to fire victims in Malabon, Secretary Go met Precy Aguinaldo, mother of an OFW who is currently languishing in death row in Bahrain. Secretary Go told Aguinaldo the Office of the President will seriously look into her son’s case.
“For the sentence to be commuted, we will knock on the doors of your majesty’s big heart and we will seek his safety from capital punishment through commutation of the death sentence to life imprisonment. That’s what we’re requesting from them, I hope Bahrain will hear us, let’s pray,” Secretary Go said.
Secretary earlier facilitated the speedy repatriation of the remains of Angelo Claveria, the OFW found in a septic tank in South Korea.
According to Claveria’s sister, Go personally called her to inquire about the details of his case and committed to help repatriate the remains of the Filipino worker.
Claveria’s skeletal remains arrived in the country at the Iloilo International Airport on Sunday morning, May 27, 2018.