“BLOOD for blood..... Two lives for the life of a Filipino overseas worker.”
This is what Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. wanted, to give justice to overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende who was beaten to death by the wife of her employer in Kuwait.
The victim’s family has reportedly rejected an offer of P59 million blood money.
Locsin on his twitter account said the topnotch lawyer hired by the DFA to prosecute the case is not authorized to suggest or accept blood money from her killers.
“I renounce and reject any offer of blood money for her torture/murder. I want two lives for the life they took,” Locsin stressed.
He also warned to fire anyone in the DFA who would suggest on improving Kuwait’s labor standards saying he will not accept it.
“All I care about is blood for blood,” he added.
Meanwhile, Locsin said he will post Villavende’s autopsy photos in the halls of DFA.
The Philippine government imposed a ban on deployment to Kuwait following Villavende’s death.