Fifty-nine million pesos was offered to the family of Villavende as blood money to withdraw the case which was filed against the former employer of Jeanelyn Villavende allegedly responsible for her passing.
According to Jeanelyn’s father, AbelardoVillavende, they have rejected the offer which was made by an emissary of Jeanelyn’s employer. Abelardo said that the emissary called him twice days before the burial of her daughter Jeanelyn.
“They took a life; they should pay with theirs,” says Abelardo adding that the employer of Jeanelyn knew their number because their daughter calls them regularly before and the employer’s wife is usually on the side listening to their conversation, demanding that the conversation must be done in English so she can understand.
The 54-year old father of the OFW said that claiming the 59 million blood money means that they have to sign a document withdrawing the case against the family who perpetuated the sufferings and untimely passing of his daughter.
“We don’t need money, we need justice,” says the father of Jeanelyn despite having a mounting debt as his three-fourth hectare farm is mortgaged.
Reports from Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the employers of Villavendeare imprisoned in Kuwait over the passing of Jeanelyn as autopsy result claims that she was badly taken advantage of both physically and sexually. Bello also said that the male employer of Jeanelyn is a high ranking government official in Kuwait.
Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. rejected the blood-money which was offered to withdraw the case filed against the employers of Jeanelyn.
“I renounce and reject any offer of blood money for her (Villavende) torture/murder. I want two lives for the life they took,” says Locsin.