Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III couldn’t hide his anger after he suspected that the autopsy performed by Kuwait authorities to the body of OFW Jeanelyn Villanvende was forged.
According to Bello, the Kuwaiti forensic doctors who examined Villavende’s body found that the OFW faced her demise because of “physical injuries”.
He then called the autopsy report dishonest and useless.
“I wrote to NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to conduct our own autopsy, and I found out na ‘yong autopsy report ng Kuwaiti government ay palpak, sinungaling at walang kwenta,” Bello said.
Bello said that he wanted to push for a permanent employment ban in Kuwait and criticized the Kuwaitis for their treatment to the Filipino workers.
“Wala na tayong ipadadala doon. Mga walang kuwenta ‘yang mga Kuwaiti na ‘yan. Biro mo ‘yong ginawa nila sa ating kababayan. ‘Pag ikuwento ko sa inyo, baka pati [kayo] magwewelga na. Masyado nilang inapi ang ating kababayan,” said Bello.
Bello said that he would recommend to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to impose a total deployment ban of Filipinos in Kuwait once he received the autopsy report performed by NBI.
“That will not be lifted until we get proper justice (for Villavende),” he said.
NBI medical officer Dr. Ricardo Rodaje believes that Villavende was also violated by the suspect which cannot be found on the autopsy report sent by Kuwait.
Yesterday, President Duterte praised Kuwait for their fast response on the case of Villavende.
“Maganda ang response ng Kuwaiti authorities,” Duterte said.
It’s not yet known if Duterte is already aware of the autopsy report released by Kuwait which made Bello upset.