- Senator Manny Pacquiao became emotional at Senate probe on OFW deaths
- According to him he feels the pain as he too came from poverty
- Senator Manny will pay for their land mortgage
An emotional Senator Manny Pacquiao talked about the plight of an OFW slain by her employer in Kuwait.
The senator promised to help the family of the killed domestic helper and said he feels their pain as he was experienced poverty.
“Mr. Secretary, ‘yung problema ng magulang niya na nasangla ‘yung lupa, pakisabi po ako na mag-[babayad] doon sa sangla ng lupa niya,” said Pacquiao during the senate hearing.
"Galing kasi ako sa hirap, Mr. Secretary, at 'yung paghihirap ng mga mahihirap na tao, nararamdaman ko 'yun," he said, pausing slightly as he fought back tears.
"Pati ari-arian sinangla nila para lang maka-abroad... Siyempre proud ang magulang kasi naka-abroad ang anak nila. Mababayaran yung mga utang. Tapos ang sinapit ng anak nila nawala na ang pagasa nila sa buhay. Hindi ko mapigilan sarili ko dahil doon ako galing. Si Manny Pacquiao naranasan matulog sa kalsada."
The boxing champion also asked the authorities who are in-charge of the OFWs welfare to do their best to give justice for these domestic helpers who were slain by their employers.
Remains of Joanna Daniela Demafelis arrived at the cargo terminal of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 according to a report by ABS-CBN.
Demafelis's body was found stuffed in a freezer located in an abandoned apartment on February 9.
She had bruises and a broken hipbone and also internal bleeding according the the autopsy result.
The series of deaths of OFW angered the Philippine president which is why he implement an employment ban in the gulf country.
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