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PHL appeals jailed OFW’s case

The Philippine Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates confirmed that it will file an appeal on behalf of a 25-year-old Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was sentenced early this month to one year imprisonment for having an illicit relationship with another OFW, a Filipino migrant rights watchdog reported.

One-thousand seven-hundred twelve Filipino pilgrims for Hajj 2011 out of the 5,244 who registered have reached Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the last four days, with 505 scheduled to travel today to perform the fifth pillar of Islam.

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