Senate probe resumes on ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal
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MANILA, Philippines -– The Senate on Thursday resumed its investigation into the so-called “sex-for-flight” scheme by some Philippine embassy and labor officials in the Middle East.
Still present in a joint hearing by the Senate blue ribbon and labor committees, which started a little past 9 a.m., was Riyadh-based assistant labor attaché Antonio “Tony” Villafuerte, who had been accused by three overseas Filipino workers of sexually molesting and pimping them in exchange for plane tickets.
Villafurte was also present during last week’s hearing but was not questioned by members of the committees.
Last week’s hearing, instead, centered on an OFW, who recounted an alleged attempted rape by the driver and employee of Philippine labor attaché to Saudi Arabia, Adam Musa.
Aside from Villafuerte, other resource persons who also attended Thursday’s hearing were Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
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