OFW’s execution saddens Bertiz

Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz. (From JB Facebook page)

ACTS-OFW Partylist Rep. John Bertiz said Thursday he was saddened by the execution of an OFW in Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, Bertiz aired his deepest condolences and prayers to the family of the OFW.

“Her death serves as a sad cautionary tale for us in the public and private sectors of the imperative to focus our attention not only on the deployment side but also in addressing the challenges and issues in the entire migration cycle,” said Bertiz.

He said the ACTS OFW Partylist is now in contact with the Philippine Post in Saudi in the hope of immediately repatriating the OFW’s remains so her family can pay their last respects and give her a fitting burial.

“Let us continue to pray for comfort and strength for the grieving family,” he said.

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