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Philippines asks for money to save convict in Saudi

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The Philippine government appealed on Thursday for the public to help raise almost $1 million needed to save a Filipino from execution in Saudi Arabia. 

An anti-death penalty advocate displays placard in front of the supreme court in Manila, January 26, 2004. Labourer Joselito Zapanta was due to be executed in June for murdering his landlord but Saudi authorities extended the deadline until November 3 to allow more time for the "blood money" to be raised, the government said.

Labourer Joselito Zapanta was due to be executed in June for murdering his landlord but Saudi authorities extended the deadline until November 3 to allow more time for the "blood money" to be raised, the government said.

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