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Saudi prince pledges 1-M Saudi Riyals for Zapanta blood money

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A Saudi prince has pledged 1 million Saudi Riyals for the blood money of jailed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Zapanta given another chance to raise blood money

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A convicted overseas Filipino worker was given another lease on life as he was given one more month to raise the blood money needed to spare him from death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Stop giving blood money, spend on defense lawyers instead—groups

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As another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) faces execution in the Middle East, groups on Tuesday urged the government to increase the budget for defense lawyers instead of giving blood money.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH seeks extension for blood money

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The Philippines has sought an extension to save a Filipino migrant worker facing execution in Saudi Arabia as the deadline to save his life passed, Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Sunday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pardoned Lanuza flying home a free man

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Rodelio Dondon Lanuza FILE PHOTO

After 13 years of imprisonment in Saudi Arabia, pardoned Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza is now on his way home, Vice President Jejomar Binay announced on Wednesday.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

PH gov’t submits P7.6M to Saudi court to save OFW from death row

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Jailed Filipino migrant worker Rodelio Lanuza is a step closer to freedom as the Philippine government has deposited to the Saudi court its 700,000 Saudi Riyals or P7.6 million contribution to the blood money for his release, Vice President Jejomar Binay said.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

With deadline for blood money payment up Tuesday, PH pleads anew for OFW

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Protesters display placards during a rally near Malacañang on Nov. 13, 2012, to call on the government to intercede to stay the scheduled execution of convicted overseas Filipino worker Joselito Zapanta and all other OFWs in death row in the Middle East.  The Philippines has again appealed to Saudi Arabia to extend the deadline for the payment of blood money by Zapanta so he could escape the death penalty, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday, March 11, 2013.  AP

The Philippines has again appealed to Saudi Arabia to extend the deadline for the payment of blood money by jailed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta so he could escape the death penalty, Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Monday.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Binay, DFA thank Saudi king

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Vice President Jejomar Binay and Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday expressed the Philippine government’s gratitude to Saudi King Abdullah for donating the P24.9-million balance for the “blood money” needed for the release of Filipino death convict Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

PH thanks Saudi Arabia for P25M ‘blood money’ to save doomed OFW

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The Philippine government on Friday thanked the Saudi government for its decision to shoulder nearly P25 million in blood money for jailed Filipino worker Rodelio Celestino Lanuza, saying the act affirmed the strong ties between the two countries.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi ‘blood money’ rescues doomed Filipino from execution

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An overseas Filipino worker who has languished on death row in Saudi Arabia for more than a decade has been saved from execution with the Saudi government’s shouldering nearly P25 million in blood money for his victim’s family, the kingdom’s embassy in Manila said Thursday.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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