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Alleged sex trade victims describe ordeal to Philippine official

June 21, 2013 at 2:48 PM

MANILA, June 21 (UPI) -- Four migrant workers allegedly victimized in the sex trade by a Philippines' labor official met Friday with government officials to tell their stories.

The four women, all citizens of the Philippines, described their experiences in meetings with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and other Foreign Affairs and Labor officials, the Philippines news broadcaster ABS-CBN reported.

They provided testimony against an officer of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, stationed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. One said she was molested by the man, and another alleged she was forced into prostitution, ABC-CBN said.

Del Rosario said the official could be recalled from his post and fired on the basis of the testimonies.

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