The Filipina housemaid who was seen being maltreated by a Filipina high-ranking official in Brazi thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for sacking the latter from the service.
The retirement benefits of former Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro were also nulled.
“I signed the document affirming the decision which metes out the penalty of dismissal from the service, with the accessory penalties of cancellation of the eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits, perpetual disqualification of holding public office and bar from taking civil service examination. Iyan ho ang parusa niya,” Duterte said.
The housemaid, Amy, thanked the president.
“Pagpapasalamat lang din po siguro ang masabi ko po, sir, sa lahat ng tumulong sa akin. Nagpapasalamat din po ako sa kanila. Maraming, maraming salamat din po sa presidente,” she told ABS-CBN News.
Amy revealed that it was 2018 when she worked for the ambassador after she was referred and asked to go with her abroad. However, in 2020, when the pandemic started, the treatment of the former public official to the housemaid has changed.
“Mabait naman po siya. Ewan ko lang po, sir, kung bakit ganoon na bandang huli. Hindi ko rin nga po alam po, sir, kung bakit ganoon,” she added.
According to her, Mauro got angry even with small things.
“Minsan po, sir, pag sa paglinis po ng banyo… Kasi gusto po niya, sir, ni Amba, 5 minutes to 10 minutes tapos na. Eh mabagal ako maglinis ng CR. Eh tatlo ang CR sa taas. Kaunti pong bagay, madali po siya magalit,” she said.
Amy added that Mauro has already apologized to her.
“[Sabi niya] patawarin mo ako. Hindi ko naman sinasadya ang ginagawa ko sa iyo. Nagsisisi ako, sabi niyang ganun. Sabi ko Mam hindi naman po ako nagtatanim ng sama ng loob. Pinapatawa naman kita kahit ganoon nga po ang ginawa sa akin. Wala na po iyan sa akin,” she added.