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DFA Welcomes Assurances From Authorities In Sweden That Murdered Filipina Will Get Justice

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today welcomed the assurances given by authorities in Sweden that justice will be served in connection with the murder of Mailyn Conde Sinambong.

The assurance was conveyed to Consul General Ma. Elena Algabre of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo by Swedish prosecutor Malin Kühn during a meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday.

“We thank our Swedish friends for their assurances that our kababayan Mailyn and her family will obtain justice,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said after he was informed of the development.

“This assurance means so much not only to the loved ones Mailyn left behind but to all Filipinos who are mourning with them,” Secretary Cayetano said.

In her report to Secretary Cayetano, Consul General Algabre said Prosecutor Kühm assured her and Sinambong’s Norway-based aunt, Lugina Eliasen, that justice will be served.

Consul General Algabre, who flew to Stockholm on Sunday to look into the case, said arrangements are also being made for the repatriation of Sinambong’s remains, which are at the Karolinska Hospital.

Consul General Algabre said the Embassy will also hire a lawyer to see how Sinambong’s mother in Cebu could secure custody of her 10-year-old son and four-year-old daughter.

Consul General Algabre said the son is currently staying with his paternal uncle while the daughter is with the foster family that has been taking care of her since birth.