Kuwait court upholds murder conviction of suspect in Filipina murder

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22:  The Philippine Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) welcomes the decision of the Kuwait Appeal Court, which upheld the conviction of the suspect in the murder of overseas Filipino worker Jullebee Ranara.

In a statement on Wednesday night, DMW officer in charge Undersecretary Hans Leo Cacdac said the Gulf state’s appellate court fully adopted the 16-year imprisonment sentence against the accused one year for driving without a license and 15 years for murder. “We have informed the Ranara family of the Court’s ruling and assured them of our continued utmost support and assistance, as directed by President Marcos,” he added.

Cacdac mentioned that he had a meeting with the Ranara family via Zoom, providing them with a first-hand account of the developments in Kuwait. “I have issued instructions to our Migrant Workers Office in Kuwait (MWO-Kuwait) to work with our retained legal counsel in filing a civil action for damages against the father of the convicted perpetrator,”

Meanwhile, Undersecretary, Officer-in-Charge Department of Migrant Workers, HANS LEO J. CACDAC issued a statement stating

“On the State of Kuwait Appeal Court upholding the guilty verdict and sentence for the murder of OFW Jullebee Ranara
We welcome the ruling of the State of Kuwait’s Appeal Court upholding the guilty verdict and sentence of 16 years imprisonment against the accused for the murder of OFW Jullebee Ranara.
The Appeal Court fully adopted the guilty verdict and sentence against the accused as follows:

  • 1-year imprisonment for driving without a license; and
  • 15 years imprisonment for murder.

    We have informed the Ranara family of the Court’s ruling and have assured them of our continued utmost support and assistance, as directed by the President.
    I have issued instructions to our Migrant Workers Office in Kuwait (MWO- Kuwait) to work with our retained legal counsel in filing a civil action for damages against the father of the convicted perpetrator.”

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