MANILA, 17 May 2019:
The Philippines Department of Labor and Employment yesterday said a 47-year-old Filipino employed as a domestic maid in a Kuwait household was rushed to hospital on Tuesday May 14, where she was declared dead on arrival.
“Her body bore various contusions and haematoma, with a ‘cucumber’ inside her private part,” said labor secretary Silvestre Bello III in a statement.
He had reportedly already ordered the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Kuwait “to go after the foreign and local agencies” who deployed the Filipino worker there.
“Aside from apparent violation of the agreement on the protection of OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) between our government and Kuwait, there appears to have been a breach of the employment contract by the foreign employer.”