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PH checks report 2 Filipinos in Tokyo couple’s demise charged

PH checks report 2 Filipinos linked to Tokyo couple's death charged

Two Filipinos in Tokyo had been reportedly indicted for homicide and trespassing over an aged Japanese couple’s demise. However Overseas Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo De Vega mentioned Monday, March 25, 2024, that the Philippine authorities remains to be verifying such reviews. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine authorities is verifying reviews that two Japan-based Filipinos have been indicted for homicide and trespassing over an aged couple’s demise in Tokyo.

In a textual content message to INQUIRER.internet on Monday, Overseas Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega cited Japanese information reviews on the indictment of Hazel Ann Morales and Bryan Jefferson dela Cruz.

“In response to Japanese information, they had been indicted final March 22 for homicide and trespassing. The Philippine embassy remains to be confirming this indictment with the lawyer,” mentioned de Vega.

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De Vega, quoting the Philippine embassy in Japan, mentioned Morales remains to be denying any involvement within the aged couple’s demise. Dela Cruz, however, has admitted to “being on the crime scene,” however maintained “that he didn’t kill them.”

“Hazel might be visited right this moment (March 25) by the embassy. Bryan is underneath the care of [the Department of Migrant Workers] Migrant Staff Workplace as he was an Abroad Filipino Employee,” the Division of Overseas Affairs (DFA) official disclosed.

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Morales is a everlasting resident of Japan, in line with the DFA.

De Vega mentioned the DFA is “persevering with monitoring the case” and “guaranteeing that due course of is offered” underneath Japanese regulation for the 2 Filipino nationals.

Morales and dela Cruz had been first arrested in January for “abandonment” of a Japanese couple’s our bodies, and rearrested whereas in custody on March 1 for “homicide and breaking into residence.”

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