By Liza Soriano
MANILA — Senator Raffy Tulfo has suggested the filing of criminal charges against the local agency Gulf Synergy Employment Inc.
He also wanted to file charges against its employees whom he believes as responsible for the death of Filipino domestic helper Jovelyn Tang Andres.
“Mayroong nabuwis na buhay dahil sa Gulf Synergy Employment, Inc. Hindi lang suspensyon, kailangan masampahan din ng kasong kriminal ang mga taong naging dahilan ng pagkamatay ng isang OFW dahil sa kanilang kapabayaan,” the senator said.
Tulfo, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Migrant Workers, said Gulf Synergy failed in its duty to monitor and ensure the safety of Andres, who was abused in Saudi Arabia and later died.
“Bagamat inamin ng Gulf Synergy ang kanilang pagkakamali at humingi ng pasensya, hindi na nito maibabalik ang buhay ni Jovelyn. Panahon na para managot ang mga pabayang ahensya,” he said.
Tulfo asked Gulf Synergy President Arnulfo Babiera to explain their apparent neglect of duty to monitor Andres’ condition.
Babiera said she did not know Andres’ situation before his death, but admitted that they really failed to monitor the situation. (ai/mtvn)