25 January 2017

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella on the death of Jakatia Pawa
It is with sadness that we confirm the execution of Jakatia Pawa this afternoon (Philippine Time).

The Philippine government has provided the late Pawa all the assistance necessary to ensure all her legal rights are respected and all legal procedures are followed.

Government likewise exerted all efforts to preserve her life, including diplomatic means and appeals for compassion. Execution, however, could no longer be forestalled under Kuwaiti laws.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is now closely coordinating with Ms. Pawa’s family and continues to facilitate assistance.

We pray for her and her bereaved family.