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Tulfo lauds PBBM for pardon of 3 OFWs in UAE

July 1, 2023 Camille P. Balagtas 263 views

SENATOR Raffy Tulfo has commended President Bongbong Marcos Jr. for the pardon of three convicted overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), two of whom are in death row, following the latter’s appeal to UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Tulfo, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Migrant Workers, also thanked the UAE President for cooperating with the Philippines and showing compassion to the three OFWs.

“Nais kong ipaabot ang aking pagbati sa ating Pangulong Bongbong Marcos Jr. sa matagumpay nitong pakikipagugnayan sa gobyerno ng UAE.

Lubos din ang aking pasasalamat kay UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan dahil sa magandang balitang ito,” he said.

Tulfo said that the combined efforts and diplomatic relationship between Marcos and Al Nahyan are also commendable, proving that dialogue between leaders really have greater impact that would benefit the people they serve.

Malacañang recently confirmed that three Filipinos were given “humanitarian pardon” by Al Nahyan. Two of the three are already scheduled to be executed and one was already serving a 15-year prison term.

According to the Palace, Marcos submitted two letters to Al Nahyan in April to plea for the release of the three OFWs.

Tulfo also extended his gratitude to UAE Ambassador to the Philippines Mohamed Obaid Alqataam Alzaabi for facilitating the exchange between the two leaders.

He is equally grateful that the ambassador confirmed UAE’s commitment to uphold the rights and protect the welfare of more than 600,000 Filipino workers in the Gulf state.

Tulfo also vowed to support all the programs and projects of the Marcos government geared towards improving the lives of all our OFWs and their families.