77 Pinoys on death row abroad

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Tuesday its diplomats had increased their efforts to save 77 Filipinos on death row overseas after four nationals were executed in China last year for drug trafficking.

“We are helping them out. We are making high level representations and making sure they have access to legal and consular assistance and trying to get their sentences commuted,” Foreign Department spokesman Raul Hernandez said.

Last year, four Filipinos were put to death in China for drug trafficking despite the intervention of high-level officials including an appeal from Philippines President Benigno Aquino.

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