As a father
Andy is scheduled to be laid to rest on Sunday, June 19. But Dory is also worried about what would happen to his family. “Two of his children have already stopped going to school. And the others, we deem, might suffer the same fate.”
He has six children: two from his first wife, one from his former girlfriend and three from his present partner Fallaria. Despite having different mothers, “they are very close to each other,” Dory added.
Ian, 17, Andy’s son, could not help but be angry with his father who, all of a sudden, stopped communicating with them. “I thought he abandoned us. But I also doubted that because I knew that he worked abroad for our future. So when I learned what happened, I could not accept it.”
“All my misgivings about my father vanished. It is very hard to accept the truth,” Ian added, “All we want is for justice to be served so that he would not die in vain.”
Dory, for her part, is asking the help of President Benigno S. Aquino III and all government agencies concerned to help the Dimacali family in ensuring that Andy’s children would be able to finish their education. “That is Andy’s only dream.”
Meanwhile, Edgar Maligaya, 38,the OFW who is being implicated in Andy’s murder complained that he has been “heavily beaten inside his cell in a police station during the investigation,” says John Monterona, Migrante Middle East regional coordinator.
“The Dimacali family believes that there is foul play surrounding the death of their kin and that OFW Edgar Maligaya is not involved in the crime,” Monterona said.
The embassy, in a letter dated June 1, 2011, said that the Olaya Police Station and the prosecutor’s office has already declined to provide the family, through the migrants’ group, a copy of the police report. “The document in question is confidential in nature and, as such, could not be provided,” the letter read.
With the content of the police report waiting to be revealed, Monterona said, there are “reasons to suspect that there is something wrong” and that it is being ” kept away from the family of the OFW victim.” He added that based on the information that they have gathered, Maligaya “is a fall guy.'”
Monterona said that the Philippine embassy, in a letter dated June 14, has sent a “Note Verbal to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and letters to the Saudi authorities condemning the act of the police authorities.”