Save OFW Jakatia Pawa!

Save doomed OFW, workers group appeals
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:18:00 01/23/2010

A MIDDLE EAST-BASED FILIPINO MIGRANT workers’ group has asked Malacañang to make good its promise of saving the life of domestic helper Jakatia Pawa, who was sentenced to death by a Kuwaiti court in 2007 for killing the daughter of her employer.

The Kuwaiti Supreme Court recently affirmed the death verdict on the 31-year-old Zamboanga del Norte native, now detained at the Kuwait Central Jail, according to Migrante-Middle East.

John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator, appealed anew to the Palace to “exhaust all means to ensure the commutation of (Pawa’s) death sentence,” which was upheld earlier by Kuwait’s Court of Appeals.

In an e-mail, Monterona told the Inquirer they were “preparing for the same battle waged by various OFW groups all over the world to save (Filipina maid) Flor Contemplacion,” who was sentenced to hang by Singaporean authorities in 1995 for the murder of her young ward and a fellow domestic helper.

“We’re watching closely the case of Jakatia Pawa. Mrs. Arroyo once said she would intervene on her case, as well as those of 40 other OFWs on death row. We’ll see if the President will be true to her word or break her promise,” Monterona said.

4 Comments

  1. If she’s guilty then why should she not be hanged? Flor Contemplacion was a murderess and she paid the ultimate price for her taking of innocent life. This woman is no different.

  2. Hi jose. Thanks for the visit. Actually, Pawa is as innocent as Flor Contemplacion. Pawa’s lawyer and the Philippine embassy in Kuwait says her fingerprints were not found on the murder weapon and that DNA tests show that her blood was also not found on the victims body.

  3. i heard that her blood and finger print not pound?what kind of justice is that in kwait?

  4. they should listen for once this people in kuwait,the person is not pound any finger prints…this kind of people arab,attorny should speak little by little becz they cannot understand english.SAVE this filipino maid to this crime.she is innocent at all.


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