The Kuwaiti employer who tortured a Filipina maid for three years is facing a frustrated homicide charge and a travel ban.
Consul General Atty. Raul Dado said that the employer had a clear intent to kill. The warrant of arrest against the employer, as well as the travel ban, may be out this week.
The OFW, identified as “Almira”, said that she is now eating and sleeping well under the care of the embassy.
Almira endured three years of torture from her female Kuwaiti employer, who beat her and ironed her body.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) ordered the preventive suspension of Almira’s agency. The agency deployed her despite being a minor, and it failed to check Almira’s situation with her employer.
Almira admitted that she made it appear in her passport that she was born in 1987 and not 1995, because she was eager to work abroad to help her family. The agency deployed her in 2011.
The agency promised to help Almira and provide financial assistance to her family in the Philippines until her case has been resolved.
Meanwhile, advocacy groups are calling for a moratorium in the deployment of household service workers to Kuwait.