A memorial mass was held in Stockholm on Tuesday evening for Mailyn Conde Sinambong.
The mass, which was organized by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, was held at the Heliga Trefaldighets Catholic Church and was concelebrated by Fr. Ron Toledo and Fr. Gabe Baldostamon of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus.
It was participated in by Consul General Ma. Elena Algabre, Mailyn’s aunt Lugina Eliasen and members of the Filipino Community, including friends of Mailyn.
Consul General Algabre is expected to meet with police officials and the prosecutor handling the case on Wednesday to get more information on the circumstances surrounding Mailyn’s death and to discuss arrangements for the repatriation of her remains.
Consul General Algabre will also consult with a family lawyer to discuss custody of Mailyn’s two children, a 10-year-old boy, and a four-year-old girl.
Initial information gathered by the Embassy shows that Mailyn, a 28-year-old mother of two boys aged 10 and 4, succumbed to injuries she sustained after she was severely beaten allegedly by her husband, Steve Abou Bakr Aalam, a 50-year-old Swedish actor-director, at their residence in Kista, northwest of Stockholm, on the evening of Sunday, 23 September.
The reports said Aalam has been taken into custody and will be charged with murder.
Steve Abou Bakr Aalam was born on April 15, 1968. He is an actor and producer, known for Exit (2006), Gangster (2007) and At Point Blank (2003).
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano had earlier assured Mailyn’s family in the Philippines that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will assist in the repatriation of her remains and in obtaining justice for her death.
Ambassador to Norway Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia was in touch with the mother of murdered Filipina Mailyn Conde Sinambong to extend the condolences of Secretary Cayetano.
Ambassador Garcia assured Mrs. Maria Monato that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will exert all efforts to obtain justice for her daughter. DFA