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Duterte sends off family of OFW detained in Bahrain

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday led the send-off for the family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) detained in Bahrain over the death of a Pakistani national.

In a January 24 press release, Malacanang said Duterte met the family of Roderick Aguinaldo in Villamor Air Base before flying to Leyte for the ceremonial distribution of benefits to former rebels.

Aguinaldo’s parents, wife, and two daughters will fly to Bahrain on Saturday after the Bahraini government allowed them to conduct the visit.

The Pinoy worker has been in detention for three years.

In 2018, Duterte appealed to the Bahraini king to commute Aguinaldo’s sentence of death. The Bahraini government, in turn, vowed not to carry out capital punishment.

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