By ABS-CBNnews.com and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Twenty-three overseas Filipino workers, including a Pinay charged with murder, have returned to the Philippines under the Kuwaiti Government’s repatriation program.
Minerva Tayag who was charged with murder and jailed for five years joined 22 other Filipinos with minor cases who benefited from the repatriation program.
“Through the constant requests of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait for Amiri Pardons of sentenced OFWS, OFW Tayag was one of the 20 fortunate Filipinos who were granted Amiri Pardon during the National Day of Kuwait in February 2012,” the DFA said in a press statement.
The DFA added that 18 of those granted Amiri Pardon were already repatriated to the Philippines using airline tickets that were also provided by the host government.
Assistance to Nationals Officers (ATN), Muammar Hassan and Musa Ibrahim, visited Tayag and the 23 others before their flight last August 13.
The repatriates boarded two separate flights. The first flight was via Emirates Air which arrived in Manila last August 14 at 4:35 pm.
Tayag was on the second flight, which departed Kuwait for Dubai and which arrived in Manila on August 14 at 10:10 p.m.