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Jan. 09, 19 | 6:24 am

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assured that help in the repatriation of the remains of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was stabbed to death by his compatriot in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will be extended.

DFA said that the government is closely coordinating with authorities in Saudi Arabia regarding the case.

Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto expressed the Embassy’s condolences to the family of the victim, who is from Pampanga.

Alonto assured them that the Embassy will exert every effort to obtain justice for the victim and in the early repatriation of his remains

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh identified the victim as Monico Basco Manansala, a subcontract worker for Rimal Alswahel Co.

The identity of the suspect was not disclosed.

“The 2 allegedly engaged in a fistfight that ended with the victim getting fatally stabbed by his fellow OFW,” said Assistance to Nationals Unit Officer at the Philippine Embassy Abdulhalim Langco.

In October 2018, another OFW in Saudi Arabia who was scheduled to come home that month was also fatally stabbed by a fellow Filipino.

The Philippine Consulate General said the suspect, 34, also worked as a private driver for the same employer as the victim.

The two had a spat in front of their employer’s house on Sunday, Sept. 30. Their brawl ended up in the death of the victim who was fatally stabbed.

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LOOK: Man saves life of a drowning gecko

LOOK: Man saves life of a drowning gecko

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) just saved a gecko's life in Australia after it drowned in a beer. An Australian man named Brett performed the CPR after he saw that the lizard was drowning in his mug of beer. Brett thought that the staff at The Amble Inn in...

Death toll on new coronavirus climbs to 1873, over 73,000 infected

Death toll on new coronavirus climbs to 1873, over 73,000 infected

China reported Tuesday that 98 people have died due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This means 1,868 deaths from mainland China while 5 more deaths were recorded in Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and France. Chinese health officials said that 1,807...

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