Finardo Cabilao, Social Welfare Attache to Malaysia Found Dead — His Killing May be Linked to His Work Against Trafficking of Pinays, Say NGOs


Finardo Cabilao, Social Welfare Attache to Malaysia Found Dead — His Killing May be Linked to His Work Against Trafficking of Pinays, Say NGOs

9 August 2009
The killing of Finardo Cabilao, social welfare officer attached to the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is now being investigated by Malaysian police.
There are several sources of this news report but the article by Andrew Sagayam  of Sun Star entitled Philippine embassy employee found sprawled in a pool of blood appears to provide more details.
According to the Sun Star report, Cabilao “was believed to have been repeatedly assaulted and beaten with blunt objects by more than one attacker.”
Another Sun Star report says local NGOs suspect that Cabilao’s murder “could be linked to his work in assisting Filipino women who had been kept at various nightspots against their will.”

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PHOTO UPDATE
The group picture below is from the Philippine Embassy website in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A Hero’s Burial for Director Finardo G. Cabilao

Yesterday, August 18, 2009, the Philippines laid to rest Finardo G. Cabilao, an authentic Filipino hero, champion of trafficked Filipinas in Malaysia and faithful defender of our country’s honor.  His burial took place at around 3pm at the Manila Memorial Park.  

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Filipino Welfare Officer in Malaysia Found Dead

August 7, 2009 by DFA-PISU , http://dfa.gov.ph/?p=7547

PR-602-09, 7 August 2009 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the death of Finardo G. Cabilao, social welfare officer based in Malaysia since 2008.

The Embassy stated that Mr. Cabilao failed to report to work for two straight days, prompting Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Victoriano Lecaros to dispatch today the Embassy’s administrative officer to his residence and check on his condition.

The administrative officer and other staff members found Mr. Cabilao dead in his apartment.

Embassy officials immediately reported the incident to the DFA, the local police authorities, and the Malaysian Foreign Ministry.

Malaysian police authorities are now investigating the incident.

The DFA has informed the deceased officer’s mother unit, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), which in turn notified Mr. Cabilao’s family of his death.

The Philippine Embassy, DFA, DSWD and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration will extend full assistance to the family.

Following the incident, Ambassador Lecaros has instructed Embassy staff members to take security and safety measures. END

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