DFA confirms it investigated sexual harassment complaint vs. ex-envoy to Korea

Saturday, July 18th, 2020. Filed under: Asian News News Philippine News

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday confirmed it investigated a sexual harassment complaint filed against the former Philippine ambassador to Korea.

The complaint was filed in February this year before the Philippine Embassy in Seoul while the envoy was in Manila for official business.

The embassy then forwarded the complaint to the DFA, which then directed the Committee on Decorum and Investigation to conduct a probe.

The DFA said both the complainant and the envoy cooperated during the proceedings.

“The Ambassador subsequently tendered his resignation from the service effective March 16,” the DFA said in a statement.

“The Department is committed to ensuring that justice is rendered in this case. It also remains committed in cultivating and preserving a work environment where all personnel are treated with respect and dignity, and free from harassment of any kind,” it added. (MNS)

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