A Filipina maid employed by the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations was allegedly abused and driven out of the ambassador's home in the middle of winter last year.
Susan Ople, president of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, said at a media forum on Saturday that Milagros Braza has filed a complaint with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) against her former employer, Ambassador Lourdes Yparraguirre.
Ople said the complaint was filed as Braza was still affected by the verbal abuse she allegedly suffered from Yparraguirre.
"Dalawa yung gusto niya: yung una, gusto niya talaga ma-pursue yung case kasi hanggang ngayon, hindi niya makalimutan yung nagawa sa kanya," she explained.
"Milagros was also with the ambassador in Vienna. Doon pa lang, meron nang kakaibang nangyayari sa kanya. [But] her sworn affidavit focused mainly on what happened to her while in the US. Ang gusto lang niya, I guess, to hold accountable yung kanyang employer," Ople added.
She added that the Filipina maid also needs help from the DFA to be able to return to the Philippines.
In her two-page affidavit, Braza recalled how her employer lent her out to relatives without extra compensation since Yparraguirre was transferred from Vienna to the US.
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