PHL to Send Women Officers to Mideast in Wake of Scandal

The government will be deploying female welfare officers to its labor offices abroad, particularly in the Middle East, where several Philippine labor and embassyy officials have been accused of committing sexual abuses on female Filipino migrant workers, reports GMA News Online. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the female welfare officers will oversee distressed female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are victims of the abuses and assist them in their cases.