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No talks on 'death row' Pinoys in Saudi Arabia

Mocha, Imee join Rody in Mideast Palace: Mocha Uson to boost morale of OFWs as part of Duterte delegation to Middle East
Eleena Tovar | 12 Abril, 2017, 13:31

During his visit, the President is expected to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and other high-ranking Saudi officials, as well as the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives Philippines' President and holds luncheon in his honor.

"However regarding amnesty, he did make mention that he's planning to bring home those would take advantage of the amnesty program regarding violation of the immigration rules", Presidential spokesperson Undersecretary Ernesto Abella said.

Both sides have also talked about cooperation for maintaining the security and the eradication of transnational crimes like illegal drugs trade and terrorism.

Malacañang is counting on local entertainer and blogger Mocha Uson to help boost the morale and well being of Filipino workers during President Duterte's visit to the Middle East.

Reports on the cases of Filipinos on death row have not reached the King yet.

"For this amnesty 2017 we are hoping that all of them will avail but we expect around 5,000 to avail, more or less".

Duterte supporter and starlet Margaux "Mocha" Uson is part of Duterte's entourage as a "morale booster" for Filipinos overseas, the Palace said Tuesday.

"The appointed official of The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board is part of the Philippine delegation".

"The President will also meet the members of the Filipino community to thank them for their support for the Duterte administration's reform agenda", the spokesman underscored as he is "very appreciative of the support of the people". "The state visit is an opportunity for the Philippines to strengthen the bilateral relations founded on people-to-people ties that can strive for stronger partnership for progress", Abella said.

In a press briefing at Riyadh, Abella admitted that the government is paying for the accommodation of all officials included in the President's trip to the Middle East.