THE prime minister of Slovakia assured the Philippine government that justice would be given to a Filipino worker who was beaten to death in Bratislava.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, in a statement on Thursday, said Prime Minister Peter Pelligrini vowed that the suspect, identified as Hiraj Hossu, 28, would face justice for the killing of Henry John Acorda, a financial analyst.
“These are very bad signals for our society. Justice must be immediately delivered,” Pelligrini said as reported by local media shortly after Acorda died from his injuries.
Acorda, 36, died on May 31, from injuries he sustained a few days after he was beaten up by the suspect he prevented from harassing a Filipina companion.
“The Philippines expresses its appreciation to Prime Minister Peter Pelligrini for assuring us that justice will be served for the death of our kababayan Henry John Acorda,” said Cayetano in a statement. JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA