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Family of convicted drug smuggler flies to China By Danessa O. Rivera 12/07/2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Family of convicted drug smuggler flies to China

By Danessa O. Rivera 12/07/2011

The family of the Filipino drug trafficker, who faces execution in China, left the country for China yesterday, said an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez said the family already has their schedule in China and will be assisted by officials in the Philippine consulate in Guanzhou. Today there is a mass for our kababayan and to the family. They will leave for Guangzhi… then the following day they will visit their relative in prison,” he said.

He also said that the Philippine government is still in touch with the Chinese government through its embassy in Manila and its Foreign Ministry in Beijing. “As you know we have already sent our letter to the President, hopefully we will receive their final reply to our quest for commutation as soon as possible,” Hernandez said..... MORE

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