'Sex-for-fly scheme' in Kuwait | Video report

An alleged “sex-for-fly scheme,” in which distressed overseas Filipino workers are forced to have sex with embassy and labor officials in exhange for a plane ticket from Kuwait to Manila, is being investigated.

ABS-CBN News reports that the embassy and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office - Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) created a five-man panel in response to Akbayan partylist representative Walden Bello’s call to probe the alleged scheme.

Charge d’ Affaires Raul Dado reportedly vowed to do everything he can to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Labor Attache David Des Dicang, meanwhile, appealed to alleged victims to come forward, voice their sentiments out, and speak up to uncover the truth.

The intention of the aforementioned officials is good. However, the probe must be conducted by an independent body to eliminate doubt on the outcome of the investigation on the alleged “sex-for-fly scheme in Kuwait.”