Lawmaker slams ‘slap on wrist’ of labor exec linked to sex abuse of OFW

20 Feb

By: Lira Dalangin-Fernandez

MANILA, Philippines — Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello slammed the Department of Labor and Employment for the “slap on the wrist” of an official involved in the alleged sexual abuse of an overseas Filipino worker.

Bello said the one-month suspension without pay slapped on Riyadh Assistant Labor Attache Adam Musa for simple neglect of duty was “disappointing and clearly inadequate.”

“We cannot take this sitting down. A simple suspension without pay is a simple slap on the wrist for an official who tried to cover up a sexual crime committed against a migrant worker,” said Bello, chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on overseas workers’ affairs.

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