The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is currently investigating complaints of abuse by an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) against the Philippine Labor Attaché to Jordan and his wife.
The labour department has called the attention of Jordan labour attaché Jainal Rasul Jr. to explain his side after a video of OFW Honey Lyn Baquiran was uploaded on Facebook over the weekend.
Investigation on Case of Maltreated OFW in Jordan Involving PH Labor Attaché to Jordan and Wife Ensues
The maltreatment allegedly started after the wife of Rasul accused the OFW of having an affair with the labour attaché, the Inquirer reported.
The OFW’s sister shared a video on Facebook over the weekend, recounting the abuse of Rasul’s wife. The Facebook video was tagged with President Duterte and his daughter Sara Duterte, the mayor of Davao City.
Baquiran shared that Rasul’s wife had beaten her and forced her to sign a document which she did not fully understand.
Moreover, the labor attaché’s wife reportedly threatened to kill Baquiran and her family.
Meanwhile, the Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration (OWWA) is now coordinating with DOLE’s International Labor Affairs Bureau to delve deeper into the incident.
“This is a serious allegation and this requires the absolute protection of the OFW concerned, so we are looking into this matter and rest assured there will be adequate assistance and safe repatriation of the OFW,” OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac said.