Following the demise of another Filipina in Kuwait allegedly because of the bad treatment of her employer, the Philippines is seeking justice amidst the memorandum of understanding which was supposed to protect the rights and lives of Filipino domestic helper in Kuwait.
Authorities, as well as several migrant worker advocates, condemned this gruesome demise of the 47-year old Filipina whose privates contained cucumber.
“The horrible fate of Ms. Dayag is deeply saddening and utterly condemnable. I am taking the Kuwait Government to task for the gruesome death of yet another Filipino worker in the hands of her employer,” says labor secretary Silvestre Bello III.
“After the klling of our fellow compatriots, Joana Demafelis, Josie Lloren, and other domestic workers in Kuwait in the past year, Dayag’s death is proof that nothing has changed in the working conditions of OFWs,”
When ConstanciaDayag was brought to the hospital last week, her body bore “bore various contusions and hematoma, as well as signs of sxual assault.” She was pronounced dead on arrival when she reached the hospital.
The Department of Labor and Employment seeks to reinforce a deployment ban which was only lifted last year following the signing of the memorandum of agreement.
Bello thinks that the demise of the OFW is an “apparent violation” to the agreement which was signed in hoped to protect the right of every OFW, particularly domestic helpers.
“There appears to have been a breach of the employment contract by the foreign employer,” he said.
Dayag went to Kuwait last January 2016. Just days before her supposed return to the Philippines, Dayag passed away.