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Pinay in Saudi Arabia who was once on death now back to Philippines


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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia who was once on a death row for allegedly committing murder has finally flown back to the Philippines. 

In a press release posted by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Rose Policarpio is expected to arrive in Manila today and be reunited with her family once the Covid-19 emergency health protocols are complied with. 

“Ms. Policarpio’s eventual acquittal is an example of the government’s commitment in protecting and promoting the rights of our OFWs. With her new lease on life, we wish her success in her future endeavors.” Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Y. Arriola said. 

The 31-year-old OFW was deployed as a food server in Saudi Arabia in 2013 and a few days after her arrival, she was imprisoned for murder after being accused of killing her lady employer. 

The Philippine government provided and paid for the services of her legal counsel and consistently denied the crime and insister on her innocence. 

In her quest for justice, she was eventually found not guilty by the lower court, the verdict of which was sustained by the court of appeals, leading to her eventual release from detention and repatriation. 

“This is a vindication of Ms. Policarpio and a clear declaration of her innocence. This is also a testament that the DFA and its people are willing to go the extra mile in order to protect and safeguard the rights of our kababayan wherever they are in the world,” Arriola concluded. 

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