Philippine congressmen to look into abuse allegations

Rodolfo C. Estimo; 4/11/09

A three-member delegation of Philippine congressmen is to arrive in the Kingdom on Wednesday to look into allegations of abuse against Overseas Filipino Workers and ascertain what the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulate General in Jeddah have been doing to alleviate their plight. The allegations have been made by advocacy groups like Gabriela and Migrante International. Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Antonio Villamor said the delegation includes Congressmen Rufus Rodriguez, Carlos Padilla and Luzviminda Ilagan from the House of Representatives Committee on Migrant Workers Affairs.