JANUARY 17, 2020 — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the labor department’s recommendation for a total deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to Kuwait, according to his spokesperson.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President’s decision came in the wake of the National Bureau of Investigation’s report regarding the re-autopsy of household worker Jeanelyn Villavende.
“The result of the re-autopsy conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) indicates that overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende was sexually abused and sodomized,” Panelo said in a statement.
Panelo also accused the Kuwaiti government of trying to cover up the reason behind Villavende’s death by submitting different findings in the general autopsy.
“The Kuwaiti government was attempting to hide the said circumstance when it gave us a general autopsy report that the cause of death was trauma and bruises all over her body,” Panelo pointed out.
Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the labor department demanded justice for the death of Villavende, allegedly in the hands of her female employer in Kuwait last month.
An agreement between the Philippines and Kuwaiti to ensure the protection of OFWs was signed in 2018 but it apparently did not deter the murder of Villavende, said Bello.
Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. has asked the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines for help in bringing justice to the victim.
Locsin also vowed to go after Filipino recruiters and government officials who placed Villavende’s life in danger.
“An eye for an eye, a life for a life,” Locsin said in a tweet. “The friendship between your country which gives our people the jobs they cannot find at home and our people whose faithful service make the life of your people easier depends on justice being done the murdered Filipino.”
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