MAYNILA, Philippines – Netizens are calling for the reimposition of death penalty following the grisly murder of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed hours after his return from Saudi Arabia last week.
Eduardo Almarez Cueto, 46 years old and a resident of Brgy. Cojuangco in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija was killed by robbers around midnight last July 15 in Cabanatuan City.
He was traveling to his home aboard a pick-up truck when he ordered the vehicle to stop to answer the call of nature. A group of robbers, who is believed to have followed them, shot Cueto dead and ran off with his jewelry and a still undetermined amount of cash.
According to his co-workers at Daewoo SMP at Jizan, Saudi Arabia, Cueto, a TIG welder, is a hardworking husband who had been supporting his family, especially his wife’s breast cancer treatment.
In an open letter posted on the Facebook page ‘Yes On The Death Penalty’, Cueto’s co-workers are seeking justice for their slain colleague and hoping that death penalty be reinstated in the country’s justice system.
The co-workers described Cueto as a nice person and a good friend who only wants the best for his family and for his ailing wife.
“Sa ginawa ninyo hindi lamang ang taong pinatay ninyo ay pinahirapan nyo kundi pati pamilya niya, asawang may sakit at naulilang inosenteng mga bata. Papano na ang kinabukasan ng kanyang mga anak?” the post read.
[Because of what you did, you killed not only the victim, but also brought sufferings to his family, to his ill wife and to the innocent children. How about he future of the children?]
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