Philippine Daily Inquirer
Date: February 29th, 2016
By: Jodee A. Agoncillo, Niña P. Calleja
THE grisly killing of a woman by her Taiwanese husband, who confessed to the crime after her severed body parts were found in their Makati City residence, earned condemnation from his own government.
In a statement released Saturday, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) in the Philippines said “we have been deeply shocked and saddened by the recent killing of Mrs. Rowena Kuo and the subsequent mutilation of her body.”
The statement did not mention the name of the suspect—Yuan Chang Kuo—as it denounced the crime. “The ruthless homicide is abhorrent to this office and the Taiwanese people and actually seldom happened in Taiwan.”
“Therefore, we wish to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the next of kin of the victim at a time of grief and darkness,” said Teco, which serves as Taiwan’s de facto embassy in Manila. “As the case has already been handed over to the appropriate Philippine judiciary authorities, we have full confidence that the relevant Philippine judicial authorities will conduct a fair trial and render justice to this case.” [FULL STORY]