Joseph Urbiztondo, the overseas Filipino worker who spent almost 20 years in jail in Kuwait, is finally home.
Urbiztondo arrived at the terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) past 8 a.m. Tuesday via Philippine Airlines PR 669 Urbiztondo, 45, a native of Bacoor, Cavite in the Philippines
He was welcomed by his relatives whom he had not seen for about two decades.
It was in 1996 when the OFW was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a Bangladeshi national. He was jailed at the Kuwait Central Jail.
He thanked all those who continue to help him up until his release
“I’m overflowing with happiness now. Finally, I can be with my family. Thank you to all those who helped me,” stated Urbiztondo in tears who was accompanied by police at the Kuwait International Airport. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait along with other embassy officials and staff were at the airport to send off Urbiztondo.
“I wish Urbiztondo the best of luck and may he continue what he loves doing best, teaching tennis,” stated Villa. The ambassador outlined some points that can be learned from Urbiztondo’s case. First, when Filipinos and
The ambassador outlined some points that can be learned from Urbiztondo’s case. First, when Filipinos and organisations are united toward a common goal and with the help of the embassy, any difficult task can be accomplished successfully.
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