THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday welcomed the assurance given by authorities in Sweden that justice will be served in the murder of Filipina 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,” said Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano 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,” Cayetano said.
In her report to Cayetano, Algabre said Kühm assured her and Sinambong’s Norway-based aunt, Lugina Eliasen, that justice will be served.
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.
The Consul General 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.
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.