Pray for jailed, undocumented OFWs - says CBCP

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The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines - Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) on Friday called on the clergy and government to work together for the release of jailed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and bring home undocumented ones.

CBCP-ECMI chairman Bishop Ruperto Santos made the statement when he was asked to comment on the return of Jennifer Dalquez, the General Santos native, who was saved from death row in the United Arab Emerates (UAE).



“It is a triumph of justice, of collective prayers and of rule of law. A life is spared. A human person, Jennifer Dalquez, is saved. Let us give our gratitude to God, to our government officials,” Santos said.

“We appreciate the fair, equality and just system of law of UAE,” he added.

Santos said that Dalque’s homecoming was “comforting” and “consoling”, but prelates also asked for prayers and support for others OFWs who are in times of need.

“With collaborative efforts and common prayers of all, church and government, let us pray together for the release of those OFWs who are in jail and do all the means for the repatriation of those with undocumented status,” he added.



Dalsquez, mother of two, arrived yesterday morning and was welcomed by her parents, Alicia and Abdul Hamid, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.

She was released from prison in UAE on Thursday.


Source: PNA

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