16 Filipino workers granted royal pardon in Bahrain

first_img“This act of humanity by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa provides renewed hope and an opportunity for our countrymen and women to build new lives,” the Chief Executive added. MANILA – Sixteen overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) detained in the Kingdom of Bahrain are bound for home after being granted a Royal Pardon by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. In a statement on Sunday afternoon, President Rodrigo Duterte extended his gratitude to Al Khalifa for the Royal Pardon on 16 Filipino workers, including two who were reprieved during Eid’l Fitr. President Duterte further said that the Royal Pardon is a “testament anew to the abiding ties between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Bahrain and the deep and strong relations with His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa.”center_img “His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa’s forgiveness paves the way for the release of these 16 Filipinos and their return to the Philippines in the due course,” President Duterte said. The President also said that he values his friendship with Al Khalifa and vowed to continue working closely to further deepen bilateral ties and strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual interest between the two countries./PNlast_img read more

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