By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora
MANILA – The remains of slain Filipino domestic worker Jullebee Ranara, whose burnt corpse was found in a desert in Kuwait over the weekend, will be repatriated Friday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Thursday.
DFA Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega said Ranara’s employer, who’s also the father of the 17-year-old suspect, agreed to shoulder the cost of the repatriation.
“The embassy has already worked with the employer so that the remains would be brought home and that would be Friday night,” he said in a presser.
De Vega said the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait has also provided a lawyer to handle the case and would continue to work with Kuwaiti authorities to bring justice to the slain Filipina.
Ranara’s charred body, with the skull smashed, was recovered by the Kuwaiti police at the Salmi, Al-Jarah Governorate on Jan. 21.
The suspect is now in police custody.
Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople earlier said Ranara’s mother was initially informed by the late Filipina herself that she was being threatened by her employer’s son. (PNA)