Saturday, November 9, 2013

PMRW Joins Senate Probe on Sex-for-Flight

After the three Senate hearings on the “sex-for-flight” scheme and as a result of the Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) fact-finding, Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz recommended the filing of administrative charges against three government officials that victimized overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East.

Labor Attaché Adam Musa for gross negligence; (officer-in-charge) Labor Attaché Mario Antonio for grave misconduct; and Asst. Labor Attaché Antonio Villafuerte for simple negligence.

Also, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed a complaint before the Department of Justice against the assistant labor attaché for attempted rape and three counts of sexual abuse against three OFWs.The NBI report was forwarded to the prosecutor for preliminary investigation.

PMRW's Ms. Mel Nuqui with the Blas Ople Policy Center's Ms. Susan Ople served as resource speakers from the Civil Society groups in the Senate hearings. The two organizations representing other migrant rights advocates submitted to the Senate Blue Ribbon and Labor Committees, recommendations for reforms in the delivery of onsite protective and welfare services to OFWs. Ongoing discussion is taking place to address these recommendations.

Link of the statement on the issue co-signed by PMRW  -

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