Sen. Raffy Tulfo on Tuesday grilled the barangay chairman of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro for lapses when he called up the employers of abused helper Elvie Vergara after the escape and even allowed her to return to the house where she was continuously battered when she asked for help in 2021
During the Senate committee on justice and human rights inquiry into Vergara’s supposed maltreatment, the helper said she briefly escaped the Ruiz family and sought the help of Mamburao barangay captain Jimmy Patal.
However, Vergara said Patal purportedly called up the family and informed them of her whereabouts, leading to her immediate return and confinement.
For his part, Patal claimed that Vergara was found by her employer even before she could report about the abuse and maltreatment she experienced.
“Si nanay Elvie po nadatnan ko po sa barangay talagang nakakaawa po tignan so una ko pong [ginawa] sinabihan ko po yung tanod ko pong babae na linisan po at palitan ng damit dahil di ko po kilala siya [..] akala ko po ay naligaw na taong grasa,” the barangay captain recounted.
Watch full playlist on YouTube here Manang Elvie Story: Ganti ng Kasambahay Motu Proprio inquiry into the severe battery and maltreatment by employers of kasambahay Manang Elvie Vergara resulting to her blindness and other injuries.