OFW mauled in Singapore by Indian nationals is now in town

By on November 5, 2014


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MANILA — An overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who was beaten up by two Indian nationals in Singapore, is now in the country, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, in a statement, said that the labor office in Singapore, in coordination with the Assistance to Nationals (ATN) section of the Philippine Embassy, has assisted OFW Mia Sotan Malo regarding her case.

Baldoz said Malo was provided counseling and brought to a doctor for a medical check-up before she was repatriated last week.

In his report to the DOLE chief, Labor Attache Vicente Cabe said Rose Khoo, employer of the OFW, helped the latter to return home and be with her family after paying for her plane ticket.

On the other hand, the Indians, who also videotaped their abuse of the OFW and uploaded it on Facebook, are now being investigated by Singaporean authorities.

They are facing cases of voluntary causing hurt, physical abuse, blackmail, and illegal recording and uploading of video on social media.

Baldoz has directed Cabe to monitor the case and send update reports to the DOLE in Manila.