By APD writer Melo M. Acuna
MANILA, Oct.4(APD)– The Philippine government has welcomed the assurance extended by the Swedish government that justice will be served in connection with the murder of Mailyn Conde Sinambong.
In a statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the assurance was relayed to Consul General Ma. Elena Algabre of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway by Swedish prosecutor Malin Kühn during their meeting in Stockholm yesterday.
“We than our Swedish friends for their assurance that our compatriot Mailyn and her family will obtain justice,” Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in a statement after being informed of the latest developments from Sweden.
“This assurance means much not only to the love ones Mailyn left behind but to all Filipinos who are in mourning with them,” the Philippine foreign secretary said.
In her report to the home office, Consul General Algabre said the prosecutor assured her and Sinambong’s Norway-based aunt, Lugina Eliasen, that justice will be served.
It was learned arrangements are being made for the repatriation of Sinambong’s remains now at Karolinska Hospital.
The Embassy will also hire a lawyer to see how Sinambong’s mother in Cebyu could secure custody of the victim’s minor children.
According to the consul general, the ten-year old son is currently with his paternal uncle while the four-year old daughter is with a foster family that has been taking care if her since birth..
(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)