Mother of Pinay on death row in Saudi appeals for help


05/01/2015 3:13 PM

Editha Dacanay
Editha Dacanay

MANILA – The mother of another overseas Filipino worker on death row in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia appealed to the government for help.

Editha Dacanay is calling on government to help her daughter Rose Dacanay-Policarpio.

“Nananawagan ako sa ating mga kababayan sa ibang bansa, sana naman po wag na mahalintulad sa kaso ni Mary Jane Veloso ang anak ko,” said Dacanay.

Dacanay also criticized the Department of Foreign Affairs for its slow action on her daughter’s case and for not updating her on the true status despite repeated visits to the agency.

“Laging sinasabi nila under investigation, on trial kahit ngayon sabi nila nagco-court hearing pa daw pero nakakatanggap ako ng tawag sa ibang bansa na ang anak ko nasa death row. Bakit ang DFA natin ay wala silang alam sa nangyayari sa isang OFW?” she asked.

She also complained of being given the run-around when she tried to bring up the matter before the office of Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Policarpio left the Philippines on May 31, 2013. Fifteen days later, in June, she was implicated in the murder of her employer.

Policarpio claimed that she fled the scene of the crime because the perpetrators attempted to rape her, but when she went to the police to report the incident, she was arrested and jailed instead.

She insisted that someone from the Philippine Embassy forced her to admit to the crime.


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