The Kuwaiti government has expressed its dismay over the remark of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin that he will only accept the lives of employers of slain Filipina domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende and rejected the idea of blood money as settlement.
Kuwait News Agency said over the weekend that the government of Kuwait has condemned Locsin’s remarks over Villavende’s employers.
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“THERE WILL BE BLOOD @DFAPHL for Jeanelyn Villavende. I renounce & reject any offer of blood money for her torture/murder. I want two lives for the life they took,” Locsin tweeted.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD @DFAPHL for Jeanelyn Villavende. I renounce & reject any offer of blood money for her torture/murder. I want two lives for the life they took. The top-notch lawyer hired by DFA to prosecute is not authorized to suggest or accept blood money from her killers.
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) January 24, 2020
The Kuwaiti government said that Locsin’s remarks “contained an unacceptable transgression against jurisdictions of Kuwaiti security and judicial authorities and unusual approach in dealing with countries.”
The Kuwait local paper said that the Locsin’s remarks doesn’t adhere to the simplest rules of international relations.
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The Kuwaiti government said that they are now willing to conduct a joint investigation together with Philippine officials to give justice on Villavende’s case.