Embassy probes case of 2 Filipina trafficking victims
MANILA – The Philippine Embassy in Washington DC is still waiting for word from US authorities regarding the case of two Filipinas, allegedly victims of human trafficking. rescued from a Saudi diplomat’s home in Virginia.
“Hindi natin matiyak yan kasi under investigation iyan. Hindi namin masasabi na may humang trafficking. Hindi pa naman sinasabi sa aming ng authorities yung identity nung diplomat kaya wag tayo mag jump into conclusion muna,” said Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr. during a phone interview with DZMM on Monday morning.
Cuisia said the two unidentified Pinays are now under the custody of US authorities.
“Ang sinasabi ng US authorities sa amin ok naman sila,” he said.
In a report by Balitang America, the embassy said the Pinay workers were rescued from a home in Mclean in Virginia.
NBC Washington reported that real estate records show that the compound is owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Cuisia said embassy officials will meet with the two Filipinas tomorrow.
“Kakausapin namin bukas ng umaga yung dalawa. Malalaman natin kung ano ang reklamo nila tungkol sa employer nila,” he said.
The ambassador said they have yet to receive official information from US authorities.