MANILA: House Minority member, ACTS OFW Party-List Rep Aniceto (John) Bertiz III said on Sunday he fully backs President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to maintain the deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait, reports Manila Bulletin News. “We are absolutely behind the President’s decision. We need a guarantee that what happened to Joanna Demafelis won’t happen again to another Filipino worker in Kuwait,” Bertiz said in a statement.
The case of Demafelis, a Household Service Worker (HSW), recently shook the countrys core after her corpse was found stuffed in a freezer in the tiny but oil-rich state. Her body bore stab wounds. “The ban should stay, considering that we still do not have the definitive assurances of the Kuwait government that our HSWs there are being adequately looked after,” Bertiz said.