Mario Antonio, a POEA official, has denied involvement in an alleged sex trade ring in the Middle East. He faced the media and read his statement but refused to answer any of the alleged charges made against him.
Mr. Antonio was reportedly sent back by the Jordanian government for alleged involvement in the sex for fly scandal. Antonio, in an interview with Kabayan Noli de Castro, says that all of these allegations are "made-up" stories by illegal recruiters. Illegal recruiters want nothing more than "recover" those OFWs who went to the Bahay Kalinga centers of POEA. Bahay Kalinga centers are houses built by POEA as temporary shelters for distressed OFWs.
Two embassy officials whose names were not published were summarily recalled as well. An in-depth probe was called by no less than DFA secretary Alberto del Rosario.
Del Rosario, a career diplomat, wants to know why this happened and who are the ones responsible for this immoral and condemnable act.
I urge Congress to make a special law punishing these kinds of criminal acts. There should be a special and more severe punishment for people doing these to their fellow Filipinos. I propose the death penalty for these kinds of crimes. The State must mete the most severe punishment for people who commit these kinds of atrocities.
A victim has courageously come out of hiding and is willing to expose the nefarious activities of these embassy officials. These officials are not Filipinos or humans---they are beasts. And you know how we treat beasts---we treat them with death.
As a former OFW myself, and knows the sufferings of my fellow compatriots who risked life, limb, love and family just to earn some monies to survive, I am militating against what others term "kalakaran". This kalakaran must stop, the ones responsible charged and hauled to jail so that the New Patriots of the New Generation will be able to see these bastards and give them the proper punishment which I cannot print here.
THESE BEASTS WILL PRAY FOR DEATH TO END THEIR DAILY SUFFERINGS BUT WE WILL DENY THEM THIS LUXURY.