Saving the Philippines is returning from EAE death row
Rudy Santos, Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) – November 3, 2018 – 12:00
MANILA, Philippines – A 29-year-old Filipina housewife rescued from the United Arab Emirates by the death penalty came home yesterday.
Jennifer Dalquez met General Santos City with his parents at Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Abu Dhabi.
"I would like to thank President Duterte for the help. The government and the Embassy in Philippines did not leave me," Dalquez told reporters.
An Abu Dhabi court was sentenced to death for killing his employer in 2014.
Dalquez argued that his employer threatened to kill him after refusing to sex with him.
The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia called for its conviction.
According to the Foreign Ministry (DFA), the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal released in June 2017 Dalquez's murder.
The DFA said Dalquez was ordered to be released on October 25, after being sentenced to jail for theft.
Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Lou Arriola, welcomed Dalquez's release.