Filipina drug ‘mule’ cremated


DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez: Respect the family’s right to privacy. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai is making arrangements for the repatriation of the cremated remains of the Filipino woman executed in China on Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said the woman’s family returned to Manila on Wednesday night, just hours after the 35-year-old convicted drug mule was executed at the Hangzhou prison in Eastern China.

He said the woman’s body was cremated immediately after China carried out her death sentence on Wednesday morning. The DFA revealed the news to media hours later, at 4 p.m., citing the family’s request for privacy.

“The mother and the son arrived last night from Shanghai, and the repatriation of her cremated remains is still being arranged by our Consulate General in Shanghai,” Hernandez said in a press briefing on Thursday.

Jailed for two years

The Philippine mission in Shanghai is the post closest to Hangzhou, where the woman was jailed for two years before her July 3 execution. Her mother and son, the elder of two children, were allowed to visit her for 30 minutes on Monday, their last meeting before she was put to death.

The DFA again appealed to the public and the media to respect the family’s privacy. The government has been withholding her name, details about her death and information about her family in the Philippines in deference to her loved ones’ request.

“Again, we call on everyone to respect the family’s right to privacy. We appeal to the media not to give out information which will lead to the disclosure of our kababayan’s (countryman’s) identity and the circumstances of her family. Please, let them grieve in peace,” said Hernandez.


China’s Supreme People’s Court had decided the woman’s death sentence with finality on June 26, upholding a lower court decision that found her guilty of drug trafficking in 2012. Her execution was carried out despite an appeal from President Aquino for a stay in her execution, citing humanitarian reasons.

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  • dodong1

    Akala ko ba hiniling ng mga kamag anak ng pinay na ito na huwag ng ibalita pa ang mga nangyayari sa anak nila..nasan yung igalang ang privacy nila..WALANG HIYA TALAGA ANG ATING ADMINISTRATION….PLEASE RESPECT THE FAMILY’S PRIVACY…IT IS TIME TO SHUT UP!!

    • marionics

      idemanda mo si presidente dudung


    • 56u4puvv

      Bakit drug mules ka rin ba at gusto mo rin ng privacy pag binitay ka. Ayaw mong malaman ng buong sambayanan ang klase ng trabaho mo nagpapahirap at pumapatay ng libong kabataan.

      • dodong1

        hindi po ako drug mules..we know who was the drug mule..dahil ang isang tao ay nagkasal at isang drug mule ibig sabihin ba, di na igalang ang hiling ng pamilya?? nakiusap na sila kay vice president Binay na huwag ng ibalita pa kung ano ang nangyayari sa kanilang anak pero ano ang ginagwa ng ating gobyerno panay pa rin ang photo up at report nila…

      • 56u4puvv

        Iisa lang ang dahilan dahil nahihiya sila sa sinapit ng kapamilya na malamang drug mukes pala ang anak na ang pagkakalam ng kapitbhay ay marangal na OFW pero expert DM pala. The irony is that they are using the government for their own secrecy at paepal din ang DFA at vice president because they give way to stupid request in order not to backfire the situation. Kaya dumadami ang drug mules for simply oftentimes they are given sanctuary by the government everytime they are sentence to death. If i will ask you, if you found out that your daugther was engage in similar situation, will you happy and proud?

      • dodong1

        i don’t think it was the family intention to the the government on this parents will be proud of what she has done..but let’s give them the benefit of the doubt that they might not be aware of their daughter’s action…i do not condone her actions but at least give the parents wishes to have their privacy…

  • magiting

    Let the people know the evil deeds that she did!!

  • patriotic_act

    again.. good riddance

  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    this family do not deserve philippine respect – the family members are equally guilty by allowing this to go on until she was caught by chinese communist – if the family member just stop her by reporting her to philippine authorities before her luck rans out 3 years ago then she should be in philippine jail at least still alive in pinas

  • pasaway008ako

    May gana pa kayong ibalita ito. Ang gawin ninyo ay kung papaano hindi na mauulit ang pangyayaring ito. Kung ganon, ano ang gagawin ninyong hakbang para hindi na uli mangyayari ito? Para kayong siyang- siya na may taong pinapatay sa ibang bansa na taga ibang bansa!

  • Akoaykanoy

    Raul Hernandez what happen to those chinese apprehended womewhre in southern Palawan for illegal poaching 2 or 3 yrs ago? Did you cremate them or are they in jail or are they enjoying their liberty in China because they left some $$$ in Palawan. The people want to know. Puro ka lang atang papogi-pogi sa harap ng tv at front page ng newpaper.

  • disqusted0fu

    This is a statement from China that they will not listen to the PH, even if the request comes from the PH President. Pnoy is not used to people not listening to him. But in this particular situation, there’s nothing he can do because China is a bigger bully than him

  • Alan Marston

    You break the law, you pay the price. It’s a pity we don’t have the death penalty in Britain. I really do feel sad that her mother and eldest son had to spend their last minutes together knowing what awaited her once they had left, but hey, she knew what she was doing.

  • Milesaway

    nona nayasas um aris ak ata kotnub!

  • yourmama

    Couldn’t agree more about those monkey

  • pasaway008ako

    and who are the monkeys? mind you, there are white monkeys too!

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