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Envoy denies sex raps—DFA

The Filipino envoy who has been accused of sexual harassment has returned to the country and is facing a preliminary investigation by a fact-finding committee, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

A 28-year-old Filipino maid in Kuwait has accused Shulan Primavera, the country’s ambassador to Kuwait since 2010, of sexually molesting her. The complainant is reported to be a runaway overseas Filipino worker who sought shelter in the embassy and has been working at the ambassador’s residence for the past eight months.

Primavera, 63, has denied the accusation and called the woman a “liar.”

Seeking evidence

 

The fact-finding probe seeks to establish whether there is enough evidence to formally charge Primavera, said  Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez, the DFA spokesperson.

The investigation is being kept under wraps in accordance with the confidentiality rules of the Civil Service Commission.

“And so as not to prejudice the case and to protect those involved, the DFA will abide by the Civil Service Commission’s strict confidentiality rule covering sexual harassment cases,” Hernandez said.

“This will ensure a just and fair investigation process. We enjoin all parties and the media to respect and heed this rule,” he said.

The chargé d’affaires has been put in charge of the Kuwait embassy in the absence of Primavera. Tarra Quismundo


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  • kanoy

    humm lets see…do I want to be investigated by a non partisan group or a partisan group…let me think…hummm….think I will return to the Philippines

    • entong238

      TYPICAL OF A FILIPINO MENTALITY OF “KAPIT SA PATALIM” NA PARANG KAMATAYAN NA ANG MAGRESIGN. .HOY PRIMAVERA, ANGKOP NA ANGKOP ANG APELYIDO MO NA PRIMERO RAPIST. MAGRESIGN NA KUNG MAY NATIRANG DELICADEZA SA IYO. GAYAHIN MO ANG MGA TAGA IBANG BANSA

      • kanoy

         If the people ever protect the people like the gov protects the gov we might actually advance,,even lacson admitted robredo knew where he was and aided him as a fugitive from a murder warrant they worked ferociously to get rid of that warrant and did and lacson never so much as missed a paycheck

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RYJTO7WZU5UOBJZM4AX4WMOVH4 nayve

    this guy must be replaced at once 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BS6SQKEXD32T4IJ6DUNNYV5MGQ Pepito

    I had been in the overeases for 28 years. My instinct, observation and experience gave me a clue that Mr. Primavera might have really commited it. It is normal anyway for him to deny it because he is more credible than a lowly maid. However, a lowly maid could not press a charge if there was no truth of it unless the credibility of the maid is questionable or had past experience to warrant that her accusation had no basis at all. Anyway, Mr. Primavera can put his defence that he is not to place in jeopardy of his over 40 yrs in public service to do such indecent act.  But sometimes a decent person of such position might have acted indecently and inappropriately when a situation is conducive for him to perpetrate a crime, believing that after that, the issue will not come to light. So it is the words between a maid and Mr. Primavera.  

    • observer1356

       I tend to agree with you. Having seen many times, situations of runaways under the roof of Philippine missions in some middle east countries, I can practically visualize the possible scenarios. Runaways are in their most helpless state of existence in foreign countries. The power of those in the Phil missions are so immense that no one can just say no to their wishes, especially the runaways who are at their mercy… Primavera should be investigated, and I won’t be surprised if he is sent for retirement to save face.

  • opinyonlangpo

    It is a trial by publicity, the damage has been done even before the investigation has started.

    • entong238

      TYPICAL OF A FILIPINO MENTALITY OF “KAPIT SA PATALIM” NA PARANG KAMATAYAN NA ANG MAGRESIGN. .HOY PRIMAVERA, ANGKOP NA ANGKOP ANG APELYIDO MO NA PRIMERO RAPIST. MAGRESIGN NA KUNG MAY NATIRANG DELICADEZA SA IYO. GAYAHIN MO ANG MGA TAGA IBANG BANSA



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