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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 »

No execution date yet set for jailed OFW in Saudi, says DFA

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) clarified Wednesday that negotiations for Joselito Zapanta, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, are still ongoing despite reports his execution order has been signed.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

PH negotiating to bring down Zapanta blood money

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Vice President Binay has met with Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in a courtesy call in the Coconut Palace Wednesday. Among the topics discussed were the case of jailed OFW Joselito Zapanta who is in death row in Saudi Arabia. PHOTO/OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

Vice President Jejomar Binay has gained new optimism for the case of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta in death row in Saudi Arabia after a discussion with a visiting Saudi Prince where Zapanta’s case was among the issues discussed.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino gives blood money to help save OFW from death row – Binay

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Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday said no less than President Benigno Aquino III has pledged a “substantial amount” to help raise blood money for an overseas Filipino worker facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unless help comes, OFW may be executed this month, says Binay

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Jailed Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta in Saudi Arabia could be executed in January as the blood money has yet to be paid and the deadline has long passed, Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a renewed appeal for help.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Binay appeals for help to raise Zapanta blood money

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Joselito Zapanta. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Facebook

Jailed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta in Saudi Arabia could be executed by January next year since the blood money has yet to be raised and the deadline has passed.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: Saudi royals not likely to save PH worker

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The Saudi royal family would likely keep its hands off the Philippine appeal to save jailed Filipino worker Joselito Zapanta from the death penalty as his victim was not a Saudi citizen, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Tuesday.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 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 »

PH still hopes to save convict on Saudi death row

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The government is seeking an extension to save a Filipino facing execution in Saudi Arabia as the deadline to save his life passed, the foreign department said Sunday.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

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