• A Pinay household service worker was beaten to death by her employers in Kuwait
• Amy Capulong Santiago died in a hospital on the same day Jakatia Pawa, another OFW, was executed by hanging
• Because of their deaths, calls for a moratorium on deployment of OFWs to Kuwait intensified
On the same day Jakatia Pawa, a domestic helper, was executed by hanging for allegedly killing her employer’s daughter, another Filipina household help died after she was beaten by her employers.
As mentioned in an ABS-CBN story dated January 30, 2017, the victim was identified as 33-year-old Amy Capulong Santiago. Around 10:15 p.m. on January 25, her employers brought her to Farwaniya Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.
Santiago reportedly had contusions all over her body due to the beatings she suffered from the husband and wife employers.
The suspects have been arrested and are currently detained at the Abdullah Al-Mubarak Police Station in Al Farwaniyah, Al Sabah.
Charleson Hermosura, Vice Consul of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, said they have already informed the victim’s spouse about what happened. He said the embassy will look into the case and vowed to get justice for Santiago.
Calls for a moratorium on deploying OFWs to Kuwait intensified after Pawa and Santiago’s death hit the headlines. A household service worker in Kuwait named “Mila” said she is being battered by her employers for no reason at all. She pleaded President Duterte to stop sending OFWs in Kuwait.