Senate probes Mideast ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal

MANILA, Philippines – A labor official in Riyadh, accused by three overseas Filipino workers of sexually  molesting  and  pimping them in exchange for plane tickets, on Thursday faced a Senate  inquiry into the reported sex  exploitation involving  some Philippine embassy  and labor officials in the Middle  East.

Riyadh-based assistant labor attaché Antonio  “Tony” Villafuerte was among those present in a joint hearing conducted  by the Senate blue ribbon and  labor committees.

Foreign  Secretary  Albert Del Rosario, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, and  other government  officials also attended  the hearing.

The Senate inquiry was prompt…

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