President vows justice for Filipina rape victim

PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday vowed justice for the Filipina victim of an alleged gang rape in Kuwait, describing the case as one of the most heinous crimes against an overseas Filipino worker.

She also ordered the secretaries of foreign affairs, justice, and labor to take a direct hand in ensuring that the victim receives justice.

She also directed the three department heads to extend all assistance to the victim's family and submit a regular progress report on the case.

A Filipina domestic worker, whose name has been withheld, was reportedly gang raped by nine Kuwaiti teenagers at a desert camp.

Reports said the Kuwaiti police have detained the suspects, who have confessed to the crime.


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