Envoy to Brazil returns to PH

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Recalled Philippine envoy to Brazil Marichu Mauro. (SCREENSHOT: philembassybrasilia.org)

The Philippine ambassador embroiled in a controversy after being caught on tape beating up a Filipina has returned to the Philippines, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin said Tuesday. 

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin said Tuesday that Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro returned to the Philippines Monday from Brasilia, Brazil.

“We thought she would be delayed because of the storm but she was able to get on the flight,” he said. 

Mauro is set to face investigation as video footage shown in reports from Brazil media organization GloboNews showed her physically hurting her Filipina household staff.

Locsin earlier said that he has formed a team to look into the alleged maltreatment of Mauro towards her helper.

He stressed that a report should be handed in 15 days from the day President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a probe on the issue.

Locsin underscored that Mauro’s abusive conduct towards her staff will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.

However, the official still hasn’t spoken to the ambassador regarding the matter and does not plan to.

A P200,000 check is set to be given to the household help who is under quarantine in South Cotabato after leaving Brazil last October 21.