Sally Villanueva's last letter to family
Posted at 03/31/2011 12:19 PM | Updated as of 03/31/2011 5:30 PM
MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – Sally Ordinario-Villanueva left a letter for her family before she was executed in China for drug trafficking.
Villanueva’s parents—Edith and Peter Ordinario—arrived from China with her letter. The letter was dictated by Villanueva to her sister, Maylene.
“Sally had to dictate it because she was too nervous and her hands were too shaky to write a letter,” ABS-CBN's Niko Baua reported over ANC on Thursday.
The letter contains her last request for her family to take care of her two children—Princess, 12, and Lexbert, 10—and for the family to love and raise them as well as she had.
"I love you, Princess. I love you, Lexbert. I will always love you," Villanueva’s letter stated.
Villanueva also wanted her family be allowed to stay in their house in Echague, Isabela.
“The payments for the house have not been continued since they had problems with her being incarcerated in China,” Baua reported.
According to her parents, her letter had to be in English and approved by the Chinese court.
“If they had written it in Tagalog, they wouldn't have approved it immediately. So they had to write it in English,” said Baua.
The Ordinarios plan to show the letter to Villanueva’s husband, Hilarion, and their 2 children.
"Balak namin itong ipakita sa kanila pagnagkita na kami,” the Ordinarios said.
The Ordinarios said they still haven't gotten in touch with Hilarion, who has yet to show up since he left their Isabela home a few days ago.
Hilarion, a bus driver, reportedly decided to focus on his job in an attempt to get over the tragedy.
As of posting time, the Ordinario family was undergoing stress and psychosocial debriefing from social workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC).
“For now, they are still undergoing stress debriefing while waiting for the husband of Sally Ordinario to arrive anytime soon,” Baua reported.
The body of Villanueva is set to arrive in Manila next week. The Ordinario family plans to first hold her wake in Quezon City before her remains are brought to Isabela.
Villanueva, along with Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain, were executed by lethal injection in China for drug trafficking on Wednesday. -- with ANC-- with ANC