22 Pinoy truck drivers rescued from ‘deplorable conditions’ in Denmark: DFA


Posted at Oct 31 2018 12:11 AM

MANILA—Danish authorities rescued 22 Filipino truck drivers from "deplorable working conditions" in the southern town of Padborg, Denmark, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

Danish police raided the camp where the Filipinos were staying, which was described by the DFA as "unacceptable by any standard."

The Philippine Embassy based in Norway, which has jurisdiction in Denmark, had been working closely with local authorities in the past weeks before the operation.

Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia flew to Denmark to determine the drivers' situation.

Batoon-Garcia said the embassy will make sure the Filipinos are treated humanely and with dignity. 

Philippine authorities will assist the Filipinos until an appropriate and amicable solution is reached, the ambassador added.