Credo writes wife final letter

Posted at 04/02/2011 10:40 PM | Updated as of 04/02/2011 10:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Ramon Credo, one of the 3 Filipinos recently executed in China, wrote his estranged wife a final letter in an effort to make amends.

“I’m really sorry for everything. Let's just hope and pray that we would be given another chance to be together again. Give my regards to the family. Bye! Ramon,” he said in his letter.

Credo was able to write the apology letter to his wife before he was meted the death penalty on March 30. He and 2 other Filipinos—Sally Ordinario Villanueva and Elizabeth Batain—were executed by lethal injection in China over drug trafficking charges.

Credo and his wife Sol had no communication since they separated in 2008.

Mrs. Credo said she was the one who asked for the separation, and thought he had abandoned her and their child when he failed to keep in touch.

Ramon was caught smuggling 4,113 grams of heroin into Xiamen on December 28, 2008.

"S’yempre mahal na mahal din namin siya. Patawad din kung ano man yung mga pagkukulang ko rin," she said.

Credo’s last wish is for their daughter to grow up knowing only the good memories of him.

“Nanghihinayang ako dahil ang tagal na panahong wala sa amin tapos napuno ng galit. Yung panahon na yun na sa kabila ng galit ko na yun, siya pala puno ng pagmamahal nararamdaman niya at pagsisisi,” Mrs. Credo said.

Mrs. Credo was not able to see him in China for the last time since she has no passport.

On Friday, Credo’s family formally filed a complaint against his alleged recruiter, Prescy Evangelista.

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) director Magtanggol Gatdula is also coordinating with the Chinese police to arrest and charge those involved in the operation of international drug syndicates who uses Filipinos as drug mules. Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News