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3 Executed Pinoys should not be called OFWs – Inquirer

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Concorde International

Alfredo Palmiery, president of Federated Association of Manpower Exporters Inc., Thursday said Sally Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain, who were executed by lethal injection on Wednesday, had no record of being OFWs.

“They were never hired by any legitimate agency, they had no working contracts [and] working visas, and they were lured into transporting illegal drugs by a foreign syndicate preying on jobless Filipinos looking to make a quick buck” Palmiery said in a statement.

“It is an insult to the millions of OFWs all over the world to call the three OFWs as they had no intention to work in China and were merely convinced to travel as tourists to bring contraband into China”, he said.

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