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Legislator bares sexual exploitation of Filipinas by PH embassy personnel

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello PHOTO TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK.COM

MANILA, Philippines—Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello claimed Tuesday that three Philippine embassy officials have been sexually exploiting distressed Filipino female workers in the Middle East, a practice that higher-ups had allegedly ignored.

Bello said at a news conference that two of the embassy personnel, whom he identified as officers of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the Jordanian capital Amman and in Kuwait, were involved in running sex rings in those two places that send Filipinas to service wealthy clients.

The third official, he claimed, was a member of the augmentation team of the Department of Foreign Affairs at the embassy in Damascus, Syria, who allegedly engaged in sexual acts with OFWs staying at the embassy’s shelter for distressed workers.

Bello said he was making a public disclosure of the information, which he claimed had come from “unimpeachable sources” within the DFA and the DOLE, after they asked him to expose the unsavory deeds perpetrated in their offices.

“Indeed, our sources have asked us to expose the criminals in their ranks because their acts are giving the agencies a bad name, and they can no longer tolerate the inaction of their superiors,” he said.


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  • reddfrog

    Filipino government officials exploiting Filipinos. So what’s new?

    • Pedring2

      Chinkos eating fetuses. What’s new?

  • Hey_Dudes

    In all honesty however that maybe be innate in one’s course of thinking, what we are is a bunch of hypocrites I will explain why. We go all out bunker whenever we hear or read of foreigners mistreating our fellow countrymen in the Philippines or working as OFW in their respective countries of contract. Truth is, we Filipinos ourselves have this sense of superiority over those who have less in life and in the process maltreat them physically and mentally. Others are not so lucky they get pregnant. Particularly now that our country has no capital punishment, rape is just another name for the victims who do not get justice of the same impact of what was done to them. Recall the case of our New Jersey consul who locked up a maid for years without paying her? What about the case against our former consul in Israel who treated her maid like a punching bag remember that one? In essense, if we want foreigners to treat us with respect, we must do it first so others will not disrespect us.

  • 56u4puvv

    why not report directly to FDA instead of publicizing in media, you congressman belo is doing mockery, you have the right channel to deliver your piece para kang di congressman. communistman ka talaga.



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