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Kuwait offers to bring kin to Demafelis slay trial

Kuwait offers to bring kin to Demafelis slay trial.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMay 16th, 2018

‘JUSTICE, NOT CASH’: Joanna’s family to refuse ‘blood money’

THE family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Iloilo who was found inside a freezer in Kuwait has rejected possible  “blood money” offers from the suspects who happen to be her former employers. Jojet Demafelis, eldest brother of Joanna Demafelis, said their family is firm on their decision not to accept money from his […] The post ‘JUSTICE, NOT CASH’: Joanna’s family to refuse ‘blood money’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

A year after brutal slay, Joanna Demafelis laid to rest

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Joanna Demafelis, the Ilongga domestic helper found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, was laid to rest yesterday in her hometown of Sar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Demafelis’ kin may be asked to testify in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is ready to bring a family member of slain Filipino domestic helper Joanna Demafelis to Kuwait to testify in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Demafelis slay suspect held

THE second suspect in the brutal murder of overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis is now in the custody of authorities in Syria, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday night. “We have just been informed by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait that Mona Hassoun, wife of Nader Essam….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

‘Vigorous justice’ next after arrest of Demafelis suspects — DFA

After confirming the arrest of the suspects in Syria, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the government would now "vigorously pursue justice" for overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis, who was murdered in Kuwait. "With the two suspects now in custody, (Philippine authorities) will follow President Duterte's instructions to vigorously pursue justice for Demafelis," Cayetano said. Duterte has vowed to bring justice to Demafelis's family, lashing out at Gulf state Kuwait and alleging Arab employers routinely rape Filipina workers, force them to work 21 hours a day and feed them scraps. On Saturday, Lebanese and Philippine officials said the employers of Dema...Keep on reading: ‘Vigorous justice’ next after arrest of Demafelis suspects — DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Jurisdiction issue: Slay case vs cops junked

A Caloocan regional trial court (RTC) has junked the murder charges against the policemen tagged in the killings of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman so that the case could be transferred to the Navotas City RTC.   Caloocan RTC Branch 122 Judge Georgina Hidalgo on May 9 dismissed the charges against PO1 Jeffrey Perez and PO1 Ricky Arquilita at the behest of prosecutors but kept the charges of torture and planting of evidence in her court.   Location   Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Xerxes Garcia told the Inquirer they asked the court for leave to withdraw the charges because a witness claimed that Carl's murder took place in Navot...Keep on reading: Jurisdiction issue: Slay case vs cops junked.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

NBI ballistics expert belies shootout in Kian slay

A ballistics expert at the National Bureau of Investigation yesterday testified at the Caloocan Regional Trial Court that the bullets that hit 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos were shot by two persons in a downward direction, belying police claims there was a shootout......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Philippines may use Chinese funds to bring Kuwait OFWs home

President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing money from China for a travel fund to bring Filipino workers home from Kuwait, Malacañang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

PH offers to resettle Filipino household workers from Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte said that government will do its best to help resettle Filipino household workers from Kuwait who wish to return to the Philippines.  Before he left a regional summit in Singapore on Saturday evening, Duterte urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait  to "come home"  amid the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Govt to bring home last batch of over 200 Filipinos granted amnesty in Kuwait on Monday

THE last batch of more than 200 overstaying Filipinos granted amnesty by the Kuwaiti government are expected to arrive on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement. The 215 Filipinos, who include six infants, checked in for the last repatriation flight to Manila on Saturday afternoon. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will meet the… link: Govt to bring home last batch of over 200 Filipinos granted amnesty in Kuwait on Monday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Govt to bring home last batch of over 200 Filipinos granted amnesty in Kuwait on Monday

THE last batch of more than 200 overstaying Filipinos granted amnesty by the Kuwaiti government are expected to arrive on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement. The 215 Filipinos, who include six infants, checked in for the last repatriation flight to Manila on Saturday afternoon. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will meet the [...] The post Govt to bring home last batch of over 200 Filipinos granted amnesty in Kuwait on Monday appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Recruiters ni Demafelis patawan din ng parusa

Hindi lang dapat ang mga employer ni OFW na si Joanna Demafelis ang maparusahan kundi maging ang Filipino recruiters na nagpadala sa kanya sa Kuwait. Ito ang panawagan sa pamahalaan ni Ba­langa Bishop Ruperto Santos, Chairman ng CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People kasunod ng pagpapataw ng parusang kamatayan ng bansang Kuwait sa mag-asawang… link: Recruiters ni Demafelis patawan din ng parusa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Kuwait’s push for death penalty vs Demafelis killers an encouraging sign, says Gatchalian

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said today Kuwait’s push for the ultimate penalty against the “despicable’’ killers of Joanna Demafelis is an encouraging sign that Kuwait is ready to take the protection of overseas Filipino workers seriously. #BeFullyInformed Kuwait’s push for death penalty vs Demafelis killers an encouraging sign, says Gatchalian Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said today Kuwait’s… link: Kuwait’s push for death penalty vs Demafelis killers an encouraging sign, says Gatchalian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

3 ex-GIs on trial for slay of PH broker

  NEW YORK --- A former US Army sniper and two other American ex-soldiers agreed to become contract killers for an international crime boss who wanted to settle a score with a real estate agent in the Philippines he thought had cheated him on a land deal, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in opening statements at the trial of the three men.   Joseph Hunter, a former sergeant with a Special Forces background, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell have denied they planned the 2012 execution-style hit---a case that's provided an inside glimpse into the secret fraternity of private mercenaries willing to kill in cold blood for cash.   Prosecutors said the 52-year-o...Keep on reading: 3 ex-GIs on trial for slay of PH broker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Kuwait to recruit Ethiopians amid Philippines labor crisis

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait will recruit Ethiopian nationals to make up for a "deficit" in domestic workers, authorities said Tuesday, April 2, following the grisly murder of a Filipina maid in the Gulf state. The Philippines banned its citizens from working in Kuwait after the body of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Kuwait court condemns couple to death for Filipina in...

Relatives of Filipina worker Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait, hold banners as they wait for the arrival of her body from Manila at Iloilo International Airport in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

DOLE mulls partial lifting of Kuwait ban

MANILA, Philippines — With the reported conviction and sentencing to death of the killers of Filipina domestic worker Joanna Demafelis, Labor Secretary Silve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Kuwait ban stays

MALACAÑANG yesterday hailed the reported sentencing to death of the employers of slain overseas Filipino worker in Kuwait Joanna Demafelis even as it stressed that the development may have little impact on Manila’s ban on labor deployment to the Gulf state. A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced to death by….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

DFA welcomes Demafelis case development

THE Philippines yesterday welcomed the reported decision of a Kuwaiti court to hand down the death sentence to the principal suspects in the murder of Filipina domestic worker Joanna Demafelis. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait has been informed about the court….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

DFA on Demafelis, Akbayan Youth files complaint vs Uson, Kim Jong-un attends concert | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippines hails the death sentence given to the killers of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker found dead in a freezer in Kuwait.  Akbayan Youth members file a complaint against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson for fake news and disinformation. P hilippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa says the video showing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018