Manila calls for ‘swift justice’ over death of Filipino worker

By khalidy at 2020-01-01 • 0 collector • 54 pageviews

Philippines has strongly condemned the reported killing of another filipino worker in Kuwait, allegedly by her employer's wife.

According to reports, the victim, Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, 26 from Norala, South Cotabato, died of injuries after being taken to the hospital by her male employer.

The Philippines department of foreign affairs has summoned the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Manila, Musaed Saleh Ahmad Al-Thwaikh, to convey the government's "outrage over the seeming lack of protection" offered to filipino workers in the Gulf state.

Violence and abuse violates a May 2018 agreement to protect more than 250,000 filipino workers in Kuwait, the department said.

Philippines secretary of foreign affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. told Kuwaiti envoy the Manila wanted "Swift prosecution" of the perpetrators.

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