Labor official, driver face raps for 'sex-for-flight'

by Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 25 2014 11:01 PM | Updated as of Jun 26 2014 07:01 AM

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the indictment of a Filipino labor attache in Saudi Arabia in connection with the "sex for flight" controversy.

The labor official faces two counts of abuses against chastity, while his driver at the same Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) will be charged with acts of lasciviousness.

The official, whom the DOJ refused to name, allegedly victimized 3 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were seeking assistance at the Philippine embassy.

The complaint stems from the final report submitted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that conducted a probe into the alleged scheme, which later led the Senate to also conduct an investigation.

The names of the alleged perpetrators and victims are withheld due to the nature of the cases.