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Ex-envoy to Brazil charged

FOREIGN Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said yesterday a charge was served to former Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro who allegedly physically abused her Filipina household worker.

In a tweet, Locsin said “Charge served on her at 8:25 a.m. today… The Hearing Panel’s report and charge will be passed upon and approved/disapproved by the Board of Foreign Service Administration; and finally by the Secretary. It shouldn’t take too long.”

The Secretary, however, did not elaborate on the charges but said he has sent a memo to President Rodrigo Duterte about it.

On October 30, a fact-finding team was formed to look into allegations of maltreatment committed by Mauro.

The Fact-Finding Team will have as team leaders Consul General Ezzedin H. Tago, Sydney Philippine Consulate General: former Philippine Ambassador to Netherlands Jaime B. Ledda CM1; Narciso T. Castañeda Bids and Awards Committee, and Atty. Ihna Alyssa Marie Santos, FSO IV, Human Resource Management Office.

Before the fact-finding team was created, the Office of the President gave the Department the permission to start the investigation on Mauro who was seen on CCTV camera hitting her Filipino household worker on several occasions while in her residence in Brazil.

Publication Source :    People's Journal