OFW convicted in Saudi ordered deported


Rodelio Celestino Lanuza. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza can finally come home after his deportation papers were signed, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Friday.

“Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago told me that the jail has confirmed that they have received on Thursday the advance copy of the deportation order,” Binay said in a statement Friday.

“The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh already informed Lanuza of the developments and will also be sending representatives to monitor the stamping of the final exit visa,” he said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has purchased the tickets for Lanuza to be able to return home to the Philippines.

The flight schedule has yet to be determined pending the final issuance of his exit visa.

Lanuza was sentenced to death back in 2000 after being convicted for killing an Arab national.

The Philippine government paid 700,000 Saudi Riyals while Saudi King Abdullah contributed 2.3 million Saudi Riyals for the total 3 million Riyals blood money for the family of the victim

His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud signed the Deportation Order for Lanuza, Binay said.

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  • akoombulator

    rereypin kasi sa wetpu kaya lumaban

  • Milesaway

    God Bless you kababayan…

  • Jack Bw

    Abdullah paid 3x more than the RP gov’t.?

    • opinyonlangpo

      The leadership cares more for their pocket than their countrymen.

  • opinyonlangpo

    In a way, he can be regarded as hero for letting the Saudis know that they get killed if they try to sodomize a Filipino. So there it goes, the Saudis are not just sexually attracted to females, they go for male Filipinos too. I heard at least once that they do that regularly to animals too. Thats what happened when a society is too conservative. Anyway welcome home, Mr. Lanuza.

  • hosay



    Dondon, you should write a book and tell us your story.

  • wilfel

    Why is the government paying for somebody who committed crime in other countries. Don’t you think people of other countries will think that we are a criminal country since we are paying for them in order they can get out of jail. If they committed crime let they suffer for it. If we are like that then let all our criminal out of jail so they can be free and do whatever they want. Don’t you think by do these things we are patronized those criminals in country where they committing it.

  • jeff justice

    oh yeah….thanks to Binay (for President), this poor guy got a second chance to kill another Saudi national….

    just make sure to change your name when you re-enter SA.

  • Carlos B. Bacho

    bAKla yanG SI DonDon, Tau GaMMa na BAKLa!

  • Mark

    Gamitin mo ang pangalawa mong buhay sa magandang paraan – ITUMBA MO LAHAT NG MGA MAGNANAKAW NA PULITIKO!

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