Financial aid of €50.000 already paid to the families of 5 of the 7 victims. Still looking for the next of kin for the last 2 victims.
An additional €10.000 donation was given to each of the 2 children of Nicos Metaxas.
As announced on the 20th of June 2019 the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation offered financial aid of €70,000 to the nearest relatives of the murder victims of the island’s first serial killer Nicos Metaxas. The lump-sum of €10.000 has already been paid to the next of kin of the following five victims who have applied for the grant: Marie Rose Turbicio Infante and her daughter Siera Graze Seucaliuc from the Philippines, Livia Bunea and her daughter Elena Bunea from Romania, and Maricar Valdez Arquiola from the Philippines.
However, the last two families are still to be identified properly. The Foundation is urging the public and the authorities via the media to offer help to pass the message to the next of kin of Arian Palanas Lozano from the Philippines and of Asmita Khadka Bista from Nepal (it was originally stated that she was from the Philippines but the correct birthplace of this victim is Nepal). In order to receive the financial aid, the relatives of the last two victims must contact the representative of the Foundation in Cyprus, Mr. Marios Missirlis via email firstname.lastname@example.org, sending all the necessary information regarding their exact family relation to the deceased, contact details, and their Bank Account details (including IBAN) not later than the end of September 2019.
Being moved by the latest developments of this tragic case, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has decided to donate the additional sums of €10,000 each to the son – age 8 years old – and the daughter – age 6 years old – of Nicos Metaxas for their education. The donations have been provided via their mother who has thanked the foundation for it.
Sir Stelios said: “I am pleased we have been able to provide for these families who are suffering from this tragic incident. I am aware that money will not ease the pain, but I hope that it will be able to cover some of their immediate basic financial needs”.