CABATUAN, Iloilo — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Sunday vowed that the government will do its best to provide immediate justice to Angelo Claveria, the slain overseas Filipino worker found in a septic tank in South Korea.
Claveria’s remains arrived in the country at the Iloilo International Airport Sunday morning, one week after Go said he would personally make sure the remains will be sent home to the family.
Go, who visited the remains of Claveria, said in a media interview that President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to travel to South Korea on June 3 and that the case of Angelo will be among the concerns to be discussed.
Go, for his part, said that he will talk to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to discuss the case of Angelo.
“Kung gaano natin napabilis ‘yung buto gusto rin po nila namalabilis yung hustisya,” he said.
He told the Claveria family that he will not make promises because the case happened in foreign soil, but vowed that the government will do everything to give justice to the family.
Go turned over to the Claveria family PHP220,000 check as burial assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and PHP20,000 cash from his office.
During his conversation with the Claveria family, he said his line is always open in case they need other assistance.
The president’s closest aide had helped fast-track the repatriation of the remains of the slain Ilonggo worker.
The family has been waiting for Angelo’s remains to be brought back to the Philippines since it was confirmed on May 1 that the bones found inside the water facility in South Korea were that of Angelo’s.
Jeanette, younger sister of Angelo, expressed gratitude to Go for the help he extended to her family.
“We are happy for his assistance because the repatriation of his remains became faster,” she said.
She also thanked Go for his assurance in helping facilitate the fight for justice for her brother.
She said “immediate justice” was what they asked from the government during the Claveria family’s personal conversation with Go over the phone.(PNA)