The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in Iloilo condemned the killing of Angelo Claveria, an Ilonggo factory worker, whose skeletal remains was found in a septic tank of a water purifier plant in Hwasong Gyeonggi province in South Korea.
During Tuesday afternoon’s regular session, SP member Manny Gallar, chairman of the committee on public order and safety, passed a resolution requesting assistance from South Korean government to gather evidence and to hold speedy trial against the perpetrator for the “senseless killing” of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW).
“This is to bring to justice those behind the senseless killing of Angelo Claveria of Cabatuan, Iloilo,” he said in his privilege speech.
He said copies of the resolution will be sent to the Office of the President, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), to South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man, and to all other concerned agencies for information and reference.
Last week, the Consular Office (CO) of the DFA in Iloilo said that they are already working on repatriating the bones of Claveria.
The victim’s mother Angelita has already signed the “acceptance of remains” last Tuesday, said Anita F. Saldo, officer-in-charge of DFA-CO6. (PNA)