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‘Act of humanity’: Duterte thanks Bahrain for pardon of 16 Pinoys

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte thanked the Bahrain government for granting Royal pardon to 16 Filipinos serving sentences in the Gulf nation.

Duterte expressed his “deepest” gratitude to Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa for his forgiveness, Malacañang said in a statement released Sunday.

“This act of humanity by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa provides renewed hope and an opportunity for our countrymen and women to build new lives,” the statement read.

According to Duterte, the Royal pardon was “testament” to the country’s “deep and strong” ties with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

“President Duterte values his friendship with His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and vows to continue working closely to further deepen bilateral ties and strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual benefit between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Bahrain,” the Palace said.

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