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Philippines: Body of 29-yo Filipino worker found in employers freezer brought home01:29

Philippines: Body of 29-yo Filipino worker found in employers freezer brought home

Philippines, Ninoy Aquino International Airport
February 16, 2018 at 09:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Aquino International Airport

The body of Joanna Demafelis, a 29-year-old Overseas Filipino Worker who was recently found stuffed in a freezer in her employers' house in Kuwait, arrived back to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), in Philippines on Friday.

Joannas' sister Jessica could be seen crying over the wooden box containing the remains of her late sister.

Joanna had been reported missing since May 2015, a year after she went to work for a couple in Kuwait.

According to reports, the body was found after servicemen came to her employer's house over rent issues. The employer is reported to flee.

Media reports of at least seven similar, recent cases of Filipino workers being murdered in Kuwait are now being investigated.

Alan Peter Cayetano, Filipino Secretary of Foreign Affairs said that abused workers are afraid to run as their passports are being held by their employers, adding "One practical solution is the embassy to be the one that should be keeping the passport."

Following the latest spike in deaths, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte ordered a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers in Kuwait.

Philippines: Body of 29-yo Filipino worker found in employers freezer brought home01:29
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Aquino International Airport

The body of Joanna Demafelis, a 29-year-old Overseas Filipino Worker who was recently found stuffed in a freezer in her employers' house in Kuwait, arrived back to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), in Philippines on Friday.

Joannas' sister Jessica could be seen crying over the wooden box containing the remains of her late sister.

Joanna had been reported missing since May 2015, a year after she went to work for a couple in Kuwait.

According to reports, the body was found after servicemen came to her employer's house over rent issues. The employer is reported to flee.

Media reports of at least seven similar, recent cases of Filipino workers being murdered in Kuwait are now being investigated.

Alan Peter Cayetano, Filipino Secretary of Foreign Affairs said that abused workers are afraid to run as their passports are being held by their employers, adding "One practical solution is the embassy to be the one that should be keeping the passport."

Following the latest spike in deaths, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte ordered a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers in Kuwait.

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