Filipino labour attaché in Jordan faces probe over migrant worker assault


A veteran Filipino labour attaché currently posted in Amman, Jordan, is under investigation over an allegation that his wife has beat up an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and threatened to kill the woman and her family members.

The country’s Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is seeking an explanation from labour attaché Jainal Rasul Jr., after a video by migrant worker Honey Lyn Baquiran surfaced on Facebook last weekend.

In the video, Baquiran tearfully recounts being beaten by the diplomat’s wife in a fit of jealousy after she suspected her of having an affair with her husband.

She also alleged that the diplomat’s wife threatened to kill her and her family and that she was forced to sign a document she did not fully understand.

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Administrator Hans Cacdac said his agency has been coordinating an investigation with the DOLE’s International Labour Affairs Bureau and the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Amman, Jordan.

“This is a serious allegation and this requires the absolute protection of the OFW concerned, so we are looking into this matter and rest assured there will be adequate assistance and safe repatriation of the OFW,” Cacdac said in a media briefing on Wednesday.

The video was then shared on Facebook by her sister, Honey May, who tagged President Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. (Source: