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The remains of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was beaten to death in Bratislava, Slovakia will arrive in the country on Tuesday, June 19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced.

In a statement, DFA said the remains of OFW Henry John Acorda is expected to arrive in Manila at around 11 in the morning.

“[])he remains of Henry John Acorda will be repatriated from Bratislava on Monday on board a Slovak government aircraft that is expected to arrive in Manila at 11 a.m.,” the foreign affairs announced.

Acorda was beaten to death by suspect Juraj Hossu at Business Street in downtown Bratislava, Slovakia, in the early hours of May 26.

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The Filipino was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on May 31, five days after the incident, at the University Hospital Ruźjnov after sustaining fatal injuries.

While being escorted from court, the suspect said he “will be sorry for what happened for the rest of my life. But I don’t remember anything.”

The suspect faces manslaughter charges, punishable by seven to 12 years in prison.

Acorda’s family, however, continues to appeal to court to elevate the charges to murder.

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini has also said that justice needs to be served for the OFW immediately.

“I hope we will not witness a situation where there will be no effective ruling one year from now,” Pellegrini said.

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