The Kuwait skyline.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
MANILA – A group of Catholic clergy in the Philippines has called for the re-imposition of a deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait.
The call from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP -ECMI) came after a Filipina was allegedly raped by a Kuwaiti police officer in the Gulf state.
The household service worker arrived in Kuwait on June 4 and was allegedly kidnapped and later assaulted by the 22-year-old suspect, Fayed Naser Hamad Alajmy. A warrant of arrest for the suspect has already been issued.
Meanwhile, CBCP-ECMI chairman, Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos, urged the Philippine government to force Kuwait to implement a memorandum of agreement signed by both countries to safeguard the welfare of Filipino workers.
“Both governments must see to it that the suspected rapist-in-uniform must be prosecuted, punished; Justice must be served to our con national. All necessary assistance and help should be extended to her,” the Bataan prelate said in an interview over Radio Veritas on Friday.
“And we must be ready to enforce deployment ban, as she was (the) second victim after the brutal death of Constancia Dayag,” he added.
Dayag died on May 14, with her body reportedly having various contusions, hematoma and signs of sexual abuse.
The bishop said the recent rape case of a Filipina household worker is a “clear violation of the agreement between our country and Kuwait for the protection of OFWs,” he said.
“The Kuwait government must show political will to ensure the safety and security of our OFWs, and rights are promoted and respected,” he added. DAJ/Expat Media
Jo Koy police escort in Cebu stirs controversy
Filipinos in Dubai rush home 400 face masks for Taal Volcano victims
Philippine Taal Volcano eruption: 3 volunteers die in car crash
Emirati donates Dh506,053 to free people jailed for debt in Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque imam sues 19 over Twitter posts
Marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei to compete in Ras Al Khaimah
Got Dh122,000 for this extravagant Dubai Valentine’s Day date?
Dh14 million Fujairah oil spill: 2 ship captains on trial
End of JaDine: James Reid and Nadine Lustre split, fans look to KathNiel and LizQuen
Are Filipinos in UAE ready to return home this 2020?
2 Canadians who skipped Dubai taxi fare jailed for insulting cop
Drug smuggler arrested in International City
Review: O’Learys sports bar at Hilton Dubai Creek