ANOTHER overseas Filipino worker (OFW) could be executed in Saudi Arabia next month unless his family could raise SAR4 million (P45 million) as “blood money,” Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Friday.
Binay, who is the presidential adviser on OFWs Concerns, said the execution of Joselito Zapanta can be halted only when the family of his victim was paid.
The Vice President once again appealed for donations to raise the blood money needed to save Zapanta.
“I am appealing to our fellow Filipinos to help raise the blood money for Zapanta,” he said.
According to Binay, the deadline to settle the demands of the victim’s heirs is November 3. He said the deadline had been extended thrice just so the amount can be raised.
Zapanta was sentenced to death by the Saudi court for killing his landlord’s accountant, a Sudanese, as well as stealing SAR 3,000.00 and two mobile phones from the latter.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said SAR 520,831.05 had been raised so far.