Embassy staff face charges for ‘sex for flight’

Valerie Castro

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A labor attaché tasked to protect Filipino workers abroad will be facing charges of two counts of abuse against chastity in relation to cases filed by 4 female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia, whom the justice department refused to name. The department will also file acts of lasciviousness charges against the former driver of  another labor attaché. This comes a little over a year after Akbayan Representative Walden Bello on June 18, 2013, exposed the sex-for-flight scheme. The scheme involves sexually abusing distressed OFWs in exchange for repatriation. The Senate conducted an investigation into the issue, with a victim even unmasking herself for the first time to face her alleged abuser.

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