Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Filipinos demand justice for assault victim  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 31/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Filipinos in the kingdom have expressed shock anger and desire for justice for a compatriot who had been reported to have been beaten raped and left in the desert in riyadh.

the incident has been reported to the philippine embassy which sent a representative to visit him at the hospital where he's in serious condition.

the victim has been identified as mckornic rabina from bukidnon.

benny m. quiambao a filipino community leader in riyadh said: 'what happened to him shows sheer cruelty and man's disregard for human life. justice must be served."

he said: 'this is one reason why many have been saying that the philippine government should not send ofws to the kingdom anymore particularly household service workers (hsws) such as housemaids."

from alkhobar florencio m. catanus finance and payroll manager at audhali law firm commented: 'what happened is shocking to all ofws particularly to the victim's relatives back home in the philippines."

charles b. tabbu it manager at saudi arabian marketing agencies comp. in jeddah said: 'authorities in the kingdom and in the philippines should endeavor to work together to solve the case so that justice could be served."

filipinos have also posted angry reactions on the internet seeking justice for rabina.

in a report the abs-cbn middle east news bureau referred to him merely as 'mario" clarifying that it was not his real name.

concerned filipino nurses had taken pity on rabina when he was brought to the hospital.

a friend of the victim junji robles identified the victim after nurses posted his photo on facebook

he was initially comatose and didn't have any identification.

'i was the first one to identify him. he is my compatriot from bukidnon" the report quoted robles as saying.

the report also said that the victim works as a service crew of an ice cream chain inside a mall and he had just returned from the philippines.

cecilia jamila another friend of the victim said that she last saw rabina in the commercial district of batha.

the victim was found by authorities in the early hours of may 16 reportedly naked and fighting for his life.

he had sustained serious head injuries and suffered multiple bone fractures and was under observation for possible hemorrhage.

while the victim was still having difficulties in speaking and moving he was able to scribble down words that would help identify his attackers said the report.

according to jamila the victim wrote down that he was arrested in batha.

'after that he was brought to malaz. there he was asked if how many attacked him" jamila said adding that he was able to give a brief detail in writing of what the suspects did to him.

'he was beaten up and raped" jamila added.

the philippine embassy had contacted the victim's employer.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 2 2014 - BP Oman awards 2 USD730m drilling contracts for Khazzan projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) BP Oman announced it has awarded two long-term drilling contracts for the Khazzan project, both valued at more than USD730 million, Times of Oman reported.The first contract was awarded to ...

 Oct 2 2014 - ME's carriers cargo growth up 7.8 percent in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Middle Eastern carriers reported a growth by 7.8 percent in cargo in August, which is lower than the 2014 average of 9.6 percent previously expected, Arabian Business reported.Despite growth ...

 Oct 2 2014 - UAE, US sign MoU to increase energy cooperationMENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE's Ministry of Energy announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US Ministry of Energy in order to strengthen the bilateral energy relationship, joint ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Abu Dhabi Ports to open ship-repairing facilityMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) announced it has leased a land to Topaz Marine Engineering Division, one of the Middle East's leading marine engineering services, for the purpose of ...

 Oct 2 2014 - UAE writers celebrate UN honoring of His Highness the AmirKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The UAE Writers Union has celebrated the recent UN acclamation of His Highness the Amir (of Kuwait) Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as an international ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Malaysia, FBI cooperate to uproot ISIL threatsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Malaysia would join the US-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Home Minister ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Nakheel awards USD32.6m contract for Phase 2 of Al FurjanMENAFN
(MENAFN) Nakheel, the UAE-based property developer, announced it has awarded USD32.66 million contract to Dubai-based Target & Jima Construction Company, Gulf News reported.The awarded contract is ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Two suicide attacks kill seven in KabulThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul yesterday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Kuwait- Labor minister to form panel for tackling fake recruitmentArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY Oct 1 (Agencies): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh on Wednesday issued a decree to form a committee for ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Qatar SC trounce Al Gharafa, Al Khor winThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A hat-trick by Harbaoui Hamdi helped Qatar Sports Club trounce Al Gharafa 5-1 in the sixth round of the Qatar Stars League here yesterday.Qatar SC, who have 12 points from ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help