DOLE urges NBI, CIDG to go after recruiters of other abused OFWs
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has encouraged the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to also go after recruiters of other Filipino workers who were victims of abuses in Kuwait.
Labor Usec. Jacinto Paras, head of DOLE media affairs, said abused overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deserve justice, and recruiters “must be brought to justice and meted appropriate penalty pursuant to law.”
Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte directed the NBI to summon the recruiters of Joanna Demafelis, a domestic helper in Kuwait whose body was recently found stuffed inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in the Gulf State.
READ: Duterte orders NBI to summon Demafelis local recruiters
The Department of Justice likewise instructed the NBI to investigate Demafelis’ recruitment agency, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Global E-Human Resources Inc., for possible liability.
READ: NBI ordered to probe Demafelis’ recruitment agency
“[They] should not only look for Demafelis’ recruiters but also to identify and pursue the recruiters of other OFWs who were victims of rape, physical injuries, abuses and maltreatment in Kuwait,” Para said. /kga
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