NOLI FLIES TO KUWAIT FOR VITAL MISSIONS
05 March 2006
President Noli Kabayan De Castro flew to Kuwait yesterday afternoon as
a Special Envoy of the President to send the Filipinos' condolences on
the recent passing of their beloved Emir Sheik Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
and to congratulate the new Emir Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
NOLI OFF TO KUWAIT.
Vice President Noli
“Kabayan” De Castro leaves for Kuwait
to lead the Philippine delegation in seeking the help of Kuwait’s new Emir in saving the life of
overseas Filipino worker, Marilou Ranario who was earlier sentenced to
death by hanging for the killing of her Kuwaiti employer. Included in
the high level delegation are Ambassador Amable Aguiluz, Chief State
Prosecutor Jovencito Zuño, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary
Esteban Conejos and OWWA Deputy Administrator Angelo Jimenez. Seeing
the Vice President off are Dept. of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto
Romulo and DFA Executive Director for Migrant Workers Affairs Pedro
Chan (in blue polo). Also in photo are the Vice President's wife Mrs.
Arlene De Castro and Amb. Amable Aguiluz (OVP Photo by Egay Montana). 3/5/06
Another vital mission is to
intercede with the new Emir on behalf of overseas Filipina worker
Marilou Ranario. Ranario, who works as a household help, was earlier
sentenced to death by hanging for the killing of her Kuwaiti employer.
De Castro was accompanied by his wife Arlene, who belongs to the famous
Sinsuat clan from Mindanao,
as well as his chief and assistant chiefs of staff, Atty. Jesse H. T.
and Atty. Rodolfo Ma. A. Ponferrada.
Included in the high level delegation are Ambassador Amable Aguiluz,
Chief State Prosecutor Jovencito Zuño, Foreign Affairs
Undersecretary Esteban Conejos and OWWA
Deputy Administrator Angelo Jimenez.
De Castro is set to meet tomorrow with the new Emir Sheik Sabah, newly
crowned Prince Sheik Nawaf and the new Prime minister Sheik Nasser.
“The Vice President will seek the Emir’s intercession in talking to the
aggrieved family of the victim and ask their forgiveness to save the
life of our kababayan,” said Andres.
De Castro is also eyeing to discuss with Kuwaiti officials for the
continued improvement of trade relations between the Philippines
The Vice President has already met with some members of the Filipino
community in Kuwait
and discussed various OFW problems and concerns.