Pinaiimbestigahan ni Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri sa Department of Foreign Affairs si Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro dahil sa ginawang pananakit nito sa kanyang Pinay na kasambahay.
“While watching the video, I was horrified to see the brazenness of our ambassador to Brazil in physically maltreating the embassy service staff. I cannot imagine how people in her position could enact such violence to the very people they are sworn to protect,” pahayag ni Zubiri sa isang statement.
“How can we demand foreign employers of our OFWs, especially domestic helpers, to respect their rights and not maltreat them, when the very people who are supposed to protect and defend them abroad are the ones abusing them? This is such a terrible incident and a black eye on our image abroad,” dagdag nito.
Batay sa video footage na pinakit sa Brazilian news channel, nakitang ilang beses nitong sinaktan ni Mauro ang 51-anyos biktima.
“I call on our Department of Foreign Affairs to conduct a thorough investigation on the matter and prosecute the official if found violating our labor laws and the Kasambahay Law,” sabi ni Zubiri.
Noong Lunes, inatasan na ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. si Mauro na bumalik na ng Pilipinas para kaharapin ang imbestigasyon laban sa kanya.
“I commend, however, the swift action of Sec. Teddy Boy Locsin in recalling Ambassador Mauro to face investigations in the Philippines. I will see to it the logical conclusion of this incident,” ani Zubiri.