No complaints received on sex-for-plane-tickets bid


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said it has not received any complaints regarding the alleged “indecent proposal” made by a labor attache in Kuwait to distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

“We have not received any complaint regarding the alleged indecent [proposal]committed by our personnel in exchange for the plane tickets for the repatriation [of the Filipinos in Kuwait],” Raul Hernandez, Foreign Affairs spokesman, said in a press briefing.

“Such insinuations should be substantiated and formal complaints should be filed, so we can address them following proper procedures,” he added.

The official said such procedures were designed to address complaints against the Foreign Affairs department’s personnel, give justice to the personnel and “ultimately uphold the integrity of this institution.”

“I would like to emphasize that the DFA’s long-standing policy is to render services without asking [for anything in return]. Any personnel found violating this policy will certainly face appropriate [penalties],” Hernandez said.

A group of distressed Filipino workers who arrived from Kuwait to Manila on early Wednesday reportedly accused an embassy personnel of indecent proposal in exchange for return tickets to the Philippines.

The group supposedly plans to seek an audience with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to raise the complaint.


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