Senate orders search for accused driver in ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal


Foreign  Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. MAILA AGER/

MANILA, Philippines –- The Senate blue ribbon committee has directed authorities to locate the driver and employee at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Saudi Arabia, accused of attempted rape by an overseas Filipino worker there.

“The ComSec (committee secretary) is hereby directed to coordinate with the NBI so that the whereabouts of  Mr. Jojo Casicas can be ascertained and he can be invited here  to  shed light on this matter,”  Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the committee, said during Thursday’s resumption of the Senate investigation into the so-called  “sex-for-flight” scheme  in  the Middle East.

Guingona’s committee , along with the  committee on labor headed by Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, started  the investigation on the issue last week.

Casicas being referred to by Guingona was the driver Philippine labor attaché to Saudi Arabia Adam Musa and an employee at the POLO.

Casicas had been accused by  28-year-old Grace Victoria  Sales of allegedly  trying to rape her sometime  in March 2012 while  they were left alone at their office  in POLO. Sales also worked  as a janitress at the same office.

But  responding  to  Guingona’s query, Musa informed the committees that he no longer knew  the whereabouts of his driver  after he left Saudi Arabia.

“I don’t know his whereabouts,”  said the labor attaché, adding that he did not also know  Casicas’ phone  numbers  here in the Philippines.

Guingona then turned to Labor Secretary  Rosalinda Baldoz and asked  whether her office  was in a position to locate  the driver.

Baldoz said  her office can coordinate with the National Bureau of Investigation as she promised  to exert  all efforts to help locate  Casicas.

At that point , Guingona  directed  his committee to coordinate with the NBI to help locate Casicas.

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  • AnastacioMamaril

    At hanapin nyo rin pork barrel na nilustay nyo!!!!

  • penoyhenyo

    ba’t ba tayo nakikinig sa mga senate hearings na yan e wala namang credibility ang mga yan. ngayon, pag naririnig ko ang salitang senate or congress, “baboy” na nakasuut ng barong nag lalaro sa isipan ko.

  • $4612959

    Hoy mga ugok kayong senador, imbestigahan niyo yung mga nagkulimbat ng pera ng bayan. Yung pork barrel niyo. Hindi yang sex-for-flight na yan, Hindi yan dapat ang priority niyo.

    • $44479964

      The scam involves money. This one involves human beings and their human rights.

  • Love God

    Watch the episode in youtube documentary regarding the plight of maids.
    “jessica saudi slave”. You can see the driver there.
    This modern day slavery must end. Protect our women, do not send them abroad for this slavery job.

    • blue_lights

      They claim the economy is improving, but look at what our people need to do just to keep their families fed…

    • Diepor

      God will protect them.

  • damatannapo

    Put!ng in@ng buhay ito!!!
    Kung hindi magnanakaw, maniac naman ang mga nasa gobyerno
    kayong mga namamantala habang may buhay pa lkayo magsisi na kayo kung hindi susunduin kayo ni Satanas sa banig ng inyong karamdaman

    • berong es

      bwahahahahha….si enrile,doble-doble.magnanakaw na,manyak pa…lols

    • blue_lights

      OK lang daw, basta may “donation” sa CBCP…

  • brutsador

    Cover up lang ito sa Pork Barrel Scam, Ang kakapal ng mga muka nyo mag resign na kayo. Ang yayabang nyo kung mag imbestiga yon pala ninakaw na ang pera ng bayan. Ma Karma sana lahat ng mga magnanakaw na Senador. Mr President bakit ang tahimik mo sa isyu ng Pork Barrel Scam? Sabi mo kung walang corrupt walang mahirap e karamihan sa mga mambabatas mga magnanakaw . Senator Legarda san mo kinuha yung pinangbili mo ng condo sa New York , $700 k cash . Buwis ng taong bayan ang pinapasweldo sa inyo,tapos ninakawan nyo pa . Lahat ng gastos nyo galling sa taong bayan , pati sweldo ng mag staff at bodyguards nyo galling sa pera ng taong bayan tapos ninakawan nyo pa. Puro kayo kayabangan ano ba ang mabuting nagawa nyo sa bayan? Wala kaya mga inutil kayo, Karamihan ng Filipino mahirap kase napunta sa mga ulsa nyo ang pera ng bayan mga walang konsensya, Lahat ng mga ninakaw nyo hindi nyo madadala sa impierno. Dapat wag tantanan itong mga magnanakawa sa goberyno. People Power ulit umpisahan mo Cardinal Tagle .

  • berong es

    bat yung wala na si Jojo Casilyas…este Casicas pala ang gustong imbestigahan.hirap hanapin nun…mahirap hanapin yung nagtatago…bat di na lang yung nandyan…yung 5 seandor na kasali sa PDAF scam ang dapat imbestigahan para mabilis at wala ng hanap-hanap pa.

  • Mark

    Mr. Jojo Casicas? Baka nandun lang sa Jeddah yun. Mga kabayan, pakihanap nga itong si Mr. Jojo Casicas ng makunan ng panig, matindi ang akusasyon sa kanya.

  • katabay1106

    After the sex for flight investigation, the senate will begin the Miranda sex video and after that they may investigate the allegation of rape by Sunshine Cruz against Cesar Montano. After several more investigation Malacanan will declare that Napoles is innocent of all charges against her. No more investigation of the PDAF scam and the money is all gone. Bishop Tagle will received a big donation.

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