Duterte meets with kin of OFW imprisoned in Bahrain

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 24 2020 05:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the family of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Roderick Aguinaldo, who is currently imprisoned in Bahrain, at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Jan. 23, 2020. King Rodriguez, Presidential Photo

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte met Thursday with the family of a Filipino migrant worker imprisoned in Bahrain, ahead of their “compassionate visit” on Saturday.

Duterte talked to the family of Roderick Aguinaldo at the Villamor Airbase, where they also received financial help from the President’s former aide, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, according to a Palace statement.

Aguinaldo has been in a Bahrain prison for 3 years for killing a Pakistani national. The Bahraini government, according to Malacañang, had previously vowed not to carry out capital punishment.

Aguinaldo was meted capital punishment in 2018.

Also present during the meeting was Special Envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council Amable Aguiluz V, who gave a scholarship to Aguinaldo’s 3 children.