The family of Angelo Claveria, whose murdered remains were found in a water tank in South Korea last year, expressed gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte and former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go for helping arrest the suspect in the case.

Claveria’s kin in the town of Cabatuan, Iloilo was informed by a staff of Go on April 3 that the suspect, Yugoslav Magtoto, was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Candaba, Pampanga.

The arrest came almost one year after South Korean authorities, through a DNA test, confirmed that the remains found inside the water tank was that of Claveria’s.

Jeanette Claveria, the victim’s sister who is working in Bahrain said they look forward to meeting Go to convey the family’s gratitude.

“With the help of our government, justice is served to our brother,” Claveria said.

“Justice is served to our brother.”

Angelo left to work in a factory in South Korea in 2014. He made his last communication with his family on Christmas Eve of 2015.

Through a DNA test, Korean authorities confirmed that the skeletal remains found in a water purifier facility in South Korea were that of Angelo’s.

His remains arrived in his hometown at Zone 4, Rizal St. Poblacion Ilaya, Cabatuan on May 27, 2018 following the intervention of Go who facilitated the repatriation.

Claveria’s remains arrived in May 2018 following the intervention of Go.

Claveria’s case was also discussed with higher officials of South Korea when the President made his official visit to said country in June last year.


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