DFA looking after OFW involved in Kuwait stabbing incident

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 07 2018 01:39 PM

MANILA – A Filipino domestic helper held in Kuwait for allegedly stabbing her employer will receive all possible assistance, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

“Our embassy in Kuwait continues to look after our kababayan Ulambai Singgayan and is coordinating with authorities to ensure that her rights are protected,” DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola said in a statement.

The embassy immediately dispatched a team to the hospital where Singgayan was being treated for injuries allegedly inflicted on her by members of her employer’s family.

Initial information gathered by the embassy showed that Singgayan was beaten up after she allegedly stabbed her employer who had supposedly threatened to have her visa revoked and move her to another house where she would be killed. 

Chargé d’Affaires Charleson Hermosura said Singgayan had visible bruises on her face, chest, and arms. An x-ray examination also showed internal bleeding in her abdomen.

Hermosura said it was not immediately clear if Singgayan had been maltreated by her employer prior to the stabbing incident. 

The migrant worker from Mindanao was deployed to Kuwait as a household service worker in February 2017.