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3 Filipinos jailed in UAE get royal pardon

Three Filipinos jailed in the UAE have been pardoned following an appeal of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, according to presidential palace Malacañang.

Two of the three pardoned Filipinos were given the death sentence for drug trafficking, while one was serving a 15-year jail term for slander, said Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil.

The Filipinos were pardoned after Marcos had a phone conversation with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

“President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has thanked United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for pardoning three convicted Filipinos, two of whom were on death row, already serving their sentences in the emirate state,” Garafil said.

Marcos first received the information about the UAE’s decision from Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. ICA/Expat Media

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