PH, UAE in good terms despite Daynolo murder, says Bello

Published February 1, 2021, 8:05 PM

by Ellson Quismorio

The murder case involving victim, overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Mary Anne Daynolo won’t have any negative impact on the relations between the Philippines and United Arab Emirates.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (ROBINSON NIÑAL JR. / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Thus, said Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III in a virtual news forum Monday, or just a few days after the remains of Daynolo was flown back to the country from Abu Dhabi.

“In fairness, yung gobyerno ng UAE eh (the government of UAE is) very cooperative, they’ve been helpful in looking for the body of Mary Ann and they’ve accommodated all the requests of the parents of Mary Ann,” Bello told reporters.

“Mukha namang maganda ang kanilang pagtrato sa ating mga OFW (It looks like they’ve treated our OFWs well). Palagay ko naman (I think) there’s no reason to feel bad about the way they handled the case,” he further said.

Daynolo, 30, a hotel receptionist in Abu Dhabi, was first reported missing in March 2020 or right around the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was only last month when her body was exhumed following the admission of a certain Ugandan national named “Paul” that he killed the Filipina. Paul reportedly stabbed her in the neck and then buried here near the hotel she had been working at.

The suspect is behind bars in Abu Dhabi.

 
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