The Filipina teacher was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve after smuggling 1,996 grams of heroin to China.
Malacañang on Saturday assured that the Philippine government will extend all the necessary assistance to the Filipina teacher who was sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also expressed confidence that the bilateral visit of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to China next week will help ease tensions in the Spratlys dispute.
“I think all parties to the tension in the West Philippine Sea have repeatedly said that they want to settle the matter diplomatically and peacefully,” Valte said.
“We’re hoping the visit Secretary Del Rosario will help sa pag-facilitate natin ng diplomatic move ng pag-reresolve ng problema na ito [We’re hopeing the visit of Sec. Del Rosario will help us facilitate our diplomatic move to resolve this problem],” she added.
Valte meanwhile expressed hope that the Chinese court will lower the death sentence of the Filipina teacher convicted for drug smuggling.