ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines—Migrants’ group, Migrante Middle East (ME) urges the government to immediately verify and investigate the alleged gang raping and killing of two Filipina overseas workers in the United Arab Emirates, whose video is now circulating in Facebook.
This reporter has also seen this video of a woman, with big cuts allover her body, bloods oozing from those open wounds and being attended by medical staff in an unnamed medical facility in the UAE.
In a statement sent to media by Migrante-ME’s regional coordinator, Prof. John Leonard Monterona he said that the video is alarming.
“If the case is true, then the Filipino community here has enough reason to worry,” he said.
The video has been titled “pls help spread the video pr mkarating s kinauukulan” which was posted on Facebook and has been circulating,” and its source(s) is/are unknown.
With the video is a note that reads:
“Please watch and let us HELP this Filipina, from a very reliable source, she was working in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This girl, together with her Filipina friend also was about to go home from a party. While on the taxi, the 2 felt asleep due to liquor. The Pakistani Taxi driver called up his friends; he drove the car somewhere in the area and brutally raped the 2 girls (gang rape). After doing such thing, they also use a sharp object to cut their skin that also cut the other girls’ breast that made her bleed to death. The other one managed to escape suffering cuts and was able to rush into a government hospital, a well known state of the art hospital. This video shows that the Filipina is still GCS 15, with controlled bleeding. Still the cuts have not yet been stitched. Three days after. This Filipina died. No knows why, even the staff are forbidden to say something. TOTAL News Blackout where implemented that’s why this news didn’t came to manila, we dnt know who she was, and who are her relatives here in our country, please lets help and justice be sentenced to the group or Pakistani who raped them.. We should not let this happen again, we have some relatives abroad and even some of us are planning to work abroad. My source told me that the hospital was owned by the King, and ordered news blackout so that their image as zero-crime will still stay the same.”
“First things first: verification and conducting a thorough investigation by the RP posts officials must be conducted and from its findings, the RP post must act swiftly. If it’s true, then the alleged Pakistani suspects must be hunted down and file an appropriate criminal case against them,” Monterona said.
Monterona said he had already conveyed this incident to the attention of fellow OFWs and Migrante officers in the United Arab Emirates and had asked them to look into the case and send a report immediately. (Pilipinas Reporter)