Bishop calls for probe into death of Filipino migrant worker
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Woman in her mid 30s allegedly raped and murdered in Saudi Arabia
Migrant workers stage a protest outside the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration office on Oct. 12 to call for the closure of recruitment agencies they say are accountable for the deaths of workers abroad. (Photo courtesy of Migrante)
ucanews.com reporter, Manila
October 14, 2016
A Catholic bishop has called on the Philippine government to look into the possible culpability of a recruitment agency that is responsible of hiring a Filipino woman who was later reported killed in Saudi Arabia.
Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, head of the commission on migrants of the bishops' conference, said the government should look into how the victim was able to work abroad.
The prelate made the call for a "full investigation" following suspicions raised by migrant rights groups that Irma Edloy Jotojot, 35, might be a victim of illegal recruitment and contract violation by the agency.
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