‘Patrol ng Pilipino’ Probes Case of a Battered Maid
The media heavily reported the physical abuse case of Bonita Baran last week after she claimed she suffered from different forms of maltreatment from her employers, including being forced to eat dead cockroaches, hit in the head, and punched in the eye. Her employers also allegedly pressed hot iron on her face.
“Patrol ng Pilipino” will examine the proposed ‘Kasambahay Bill’ that stands to protect the welfare and rights of over two million domestic workers in the country tomorrow (Sept 18) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.
The landmark ‘Kasambahay Bill’ or House Bill 6144 was approved by the House of Representatives on the third and final reading last week in the heat of the news of Baran’s case, which was cited by the police as the worst case involving allegations of cruelty towards domestic workers in the country.
If passed into law, the ‘Kasambahay Bill’ would mandate guidelines for protection and privileges of domestic workers. What acts of employers are considered unlawful under the bill?
Meanwhile, Jacque Manabat will probe the growing number of cases of kidnapped babies, one of which was caught on a CCTV footage. It showed a woman disguised as a pediatrician and abducted a three week-old baby at a general hospital. How do kidnappers choose their victims? What should mothers do to protect their children?
Know the stories behind the news tomorrow (Sept 18) in “Patrol ng Pilipino” after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN or watch it earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 9:15 p.m. For updates on the program, follow @Patrol_Pilipino on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/PatrolNgPilipinoTV. To watch the last three episodes of “Patrol ng Pilipino,” visit http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/patrolngpilipino.
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