A 47-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died at the hands of her employer in Kuwait, according to the Department of Labor and Employment on Thursday.
The victim was identified as Constancia Lago Dayag, a native of Agadanan, Isabela.
“Initial reports reaching my office indicate that Ms. Dayag was brought to Al Sabah Hospital the other night but was declared dead on arrival,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a statement.
“Her body bore various contusions and hematoma,” he said, adding that a cucumber had also been inserted in her body.
Bello condemned the abuse Dayag endured.
“Aside from apparent violation of the agreement on the protection of OFWs between our government and Kuwait, there appears to have been a breach of the employment contract by the foreign employer,” he said.
Bello said he already directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Kuwait to track down the foreign and local agencies responsible for Dayag’s deployment.
He also extended his condolences to the victim’s family and vowed justice for her death.
Source: GMA News