• OFW hanged in Kuwait
• Household helper Jakatia Pawa was executed at exactly 3:19 p.m. (Manila time)
• The DFA confirmed her execution
Jakatia Pawa, an overseas Filipino worker, was executed by hanging in Kuwait at exactly 10:19 a.m. (3:19 p.m. Manila time) on Wednesday, January 25. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed the execution.
During a press briefing, DFA spokesman Charles Jose offered sympathies to the bereaved family of the OFW.
“We extend our sincere condolences and sympathies to the family of Ms. Pawa,” Jose said.
According to Sun Star, Jose said the Philippine government did everything to save Pawa from the execution.
“The embassy made the last-ditch efforts, trying to save her. The embassy made representations with the Office of the Ameer, while at the same time, the department called early this morning the Charge d’ Affairs of the Kuwait embassy here in Manila,” the DFA spokesman said.
He said blood money was offered to the victim’s family, but they refused to accept it.
“Up to the last minute, we were hoping that the family will accept the blood money, but the family did not agree,” Jose said.
In 2007, Pawa was accused of stabbing to death her employer’s 22-year-old daughter and was sentenced to death by Kuwait’s Court of First Instance. In 2013, the Court of Cassation upheld the verdict despite Pawa’s defense that her fingerprints were not found at the crime scene.