On the Case of the Filipinas Murdered in Cyprus
28 July 2019 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) received the remains of two Filipinas who fell victim to serial killings in Cyprus as they arrived in the Philippines on the evening of 27 July 2019.
On board a flight from Doha, the remains of Marry Rose Infante and Maricar Arquiola were received in Manila by their next of kin along with DFA officials. Before their remains arrived, the officials had the opportunity to extend their condolences to their families.
The DFA, through the Philippine Embassy in Athens, continues to monitor the case of the last Filipina victim, Arian Palanas Lozano, as to when her remains will be repatriated.
The three Filipinas—one of whom was with her daughter–were reported missing between 2017 and 2018, but were later found to be victims of murder by a self-confessed killer who happens to be an officer of the Cyprus National Guard. The killer has been handed down seven life sentences last month after pleading guilty to killing five women, including the three Filipinas, and two children. END