House COWA acting chair De Jesus welcomes acquittal of Dalquez by UAE court

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:49 -- gwp_prop

House Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs acting chair and Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus welcomes the acquittal of Jennifer Dalquez from the crime of murder by a court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  We heave a sigh of relief together with the parents of Dalquez, who have worked closely with us in filing House Resolution 829 seeking an executive clemency for her. We commend Migrante International and partner organizations who have tirelessly pushed the #SaveJenniferDalquez campaign online and offline.  We however believe that the fight is far from over, as she has yet to spend five more years in prison for allegedly stealing a mobile phone. The Duterte administration must explore options to finally junk the remaining cases against her so that she can be with her family at the soonest time possible.