Philippine President Attacks And Threatens UAE Just To Protect His Countrymen
Updated: Nov 8, 2018
The ever-controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he had threatened to enforce a total deployment ban to the United Arab Emirates.
This was in connection with the case of former overseas Filipino worker Jennifer Dalquez who was accused of murdering her own employer.
Duterte said that he would have imposed the total deployment ban to the UAE if the former was executed in the country.
“Hang her, I told them, I will immediately order the suspension of the employment,” Duterte was quoted as saying.
His statement was seconded by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, confirming that his team has recently went to Abu Dhabi to speak with the leaders.
“I said, the President respects your justice system. But the President feels that if you hang his countrymen, then he will just declare a total deployment ban for the entire UAE,” Bello said.
Dalquez was saved from death row and returned to the Philippines on November 2.
“After that, Mr. President, two months after, we learned that they commuted her sentence to only three years. But the three years haven’t served yet. She was freed. Obviously, they [UAE] were threatened by the President’s statement,” Bello added.
Many Filipinos appreciated Duterte’s effort.
One netizen said: His tongue might be rough, but that’s how he gets good, life-saving results! Bottomline is, that’s how valuable he sees each Filipino’s life is. That’s my President!”