May 25, 2015 11:00 AM
MANILA – (UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.) Even as the death penalty case of Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia still hangs in the balance, another female overseas Filipino worker has been sentenced to death, this time by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court after being convicted of killing her employer last December.
In a text message, Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose identified the OFW as Jennifer Dalquez (Migrante International Secretary General Sol Villas identified her as Alquiza).
Migrante said it will hold a rally outside the Department of Justice later today during the hearing of the anti-human trafficking case against Veloso’s recruiters, and raise Alquiza’s case too.
Jose said the death penalty was meted out by Al Ain trial court in Dubai last May 20 for allegedly killing her employer on 7 December 2014.
“The embassy (in UAE) has extended all necessary assistance to OFW Dalquez, including hiring a lawyer. The embassy will assist OFW Dalquez appeal her sentence. The family of OFW Dalquez has been informed of these developments,” the DFA spokesman said in a text message.
Eighty-eight other Filipino workers are in death row in China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and other countries.