Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ashes of 1 of 3 Pinoys executed in China brought home

The ashes of one of three Filipino drug mules executed in China were brought home before midnight Wednesday, even as relatives of the three returned home from their last meetings with their loved ones shortly before the executions.

Relatives of Sally Ordinario-Villanueva and Ramon Credo arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport before midnight Wednesday, dzBB radio reported.

The report said Credo's brother Paulo brought home Ramon's ashes from China, even as the remains of Villanueva and Elizabeth Batain are expected to be brought back to the Philippines in one week's time.

A report on radio dzBB early Thursday said members of the Ordinario and Credo families who went to China arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a China Southern Airlines flight at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Teams from the Department of Foreign Affairs fetched the family members at the tarmac and transported them directly to their homes, the report said.

Villanueva's father Geronimo and sister Mylene arrived at their house in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, past midnight. When Geronimo and Mylene returned to the house, Sally's sister Mirasol became emotional, the report added.

Geronimo was quoted in the report as saying they expect the remains of Sally to be brought to the Philippines within one week.

On the other hand, it was a quiet homecoming for the Credos at their house in Bacoor, Cavite, at 11:50 p.m. Members of the Credo family quickly entered the house and requested media there to respect their privacy, at least until their mourning is over. 

The report also said Credo's mother Dolores is entertaining plans to migrate to Canada soon. 

Meanwhile, a separate dzBB report said kin of Batain are expected to arrive Thursday from China. — LBG, GMA News

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