2 Pinays accuse UAE envoy to Manila of sexual harassment

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that two Filipinas have accused the current United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Manila, Moosa Abdulwahid Alkhajah, of sexual harassment.

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that two Filipinas have accused the current United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Manila, Moosa Abdulwahid Alkhajah, of sexual harassment. The report revealed that "’Cherry’ and ’Liza’ (not their real names) have been househelpers for UAE ambassadors to Manila for nearly 10 years. However, they said this is the first time they have experienced sexual harassment at the hands of current UAE Ambassador. They claimed Alkhajah forced them to give him body massages while he was almost naked."

 

The report further revealed: "Cherry and Liza said they followed the ambassador’s orders at first. However, after declining him several times, Alkhajah got angry so the house helpers decided to resign. They went to the UAE embassy to complain to some Filipinos working there about their ordeal. However, those Filipinos were allegedly fired. They included Lily Uncanin, who worked as a clerk at the embassy’s consular section for the past 20 years." Uncanin alleged that she was fired "after she informed the ambassador about his house helpers’ complaint."

 

The UAE Embassy has denied the allegations. Part of its statement reads: "The Ambassador works very hard to keep positive and strong the diplomatic relations between the UAE and the Philippines and should not be replaced by these baseless complaints."

 

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