A family of one Filipina in a death row in the United Arab Emirates can breathe a sigh of relief after Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that she will be spared from execution.
Bello confirmed that Jennifer Dalquez, 29 years old from General Santos City and an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who is currently on death row in Abu Dhabi will no longer be executed.
In a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Bello said he was invited by five ambassadors after he said that he will ban the deployment of household service workers to the Middle East if another OFW gets executed.
The assurance given from the ambassadors will benefit the case of Dalquez.
In the statement of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, it said that Dalquez hearing scheduled on April 12 has been moved to April 26, 2017.
In the last hearing, the OFW was present but the two sons of the accused did not attend the proceedings.
Accordingly, the sons did not attend the hearing because Dalquez has already admitted to killing their father.
(Watch:DFA Spokesman Charles Jose gives updates on Jennifer Dalquez)
But the court reiterated that the sons need to appear in court and swear in the name of Allah, 25 times, that Dalquez is the person who killed their father.
Failing this, the court will ask Dalquez in the next hearing, to swear in the name of Allah, 50 times, that she did not intentionally kill the alleged victim.
Dalquez was jailed in 2014 for killing her Arab employer who allegedly tried to rape her.
(Watch:Jennifer Dalquez's mother appeals to President Rodrigo Duterte)
If remembered, families of Dalques appeal to President Duterte for help to save Jennifer.
Base on DFA record, there are 71 Filipino in death row after convicted with finality.
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