Philippines vows to bring killer of Chinese man to justice

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-13 15:54:52|Editor: ZX
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MANILA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Tuesday vowed to bring swift justice to the people responsible for the death of a Chinese national in the Philippines.

"It makes no difference who killer(s) are, killing happened here. Our obligation to bring them to justice pronto," Locsin said on Twitter.

The Chinese embassy in the Philippines issued a statement on Monday, expressing concern over the tragic death of a Chinese citizen in Las Pinas, a city in Metro Manila.

Reports said the 27-year-old victim jumped from the sixth-floor window of a building to escape his employer. He was found dead wearing handcuffs.

"The Chinese embassy urges relevant departments of the Philippine government to bring the perpetrators to justice through an objective, fair and thorough investigation, and continue to take concrete and effective measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens in the Philippines," the Chinese embassy statement read.

Moreover, the Chinese embassy welcomed the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that the presidential office has already ordered the Philippine National Police to look into the case and that the Philippines "will not allow nor tolerate any kind of abuse inflicted on any foreigner."

The Chinese embassy further said it "highly appreciate(s)" the efforts of the Philippine government to put a stop to these illegal acts, as well as the government's commitment to protecting Chinese citizens in the Philippines.