Locsin expresses disappointment to Kuwaiti envoy over latest OFW killing

Published January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By MB Online

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. expressed his disappointment to Kuwait Ambassador Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh over the killing of another Filipino domestic worker purportedly by the employer’s wife.

“The friendship between your country which gives our people the jobs they cannot find at home and our people whose faithful service make the life of your people easier depends on justice being done the murdered maid. An eye for an eye, a life for a life,” Locsin said in a Twitter post Tuesday.

“I beg you give her justice. We will go after the Filipino recruiters and government officials who put her in harm’s way,” Locsin said to the Ambassador in a separate tweet.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had earlier summoned the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines to express Manila’s outrage over what it called “seeming lack of protection of our domestic workers” at the hands of their employers.

DFA also said it will push for complete transparency in the investigation and to call for the “swift prosecution of the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.”