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Philippine ambassador to Brazil fired for battering her housemaid for months

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Philippine ambassador to Brazil was dismissed from her diplomatic career for beating a domestic worker for months at the official residence in Brasilia.

Marichu Mauro had been summoned to Manila late last year after GloboNews television network broadcast CCTV footage showing her abusing her housemaid, also a Filipino, over a period of eight months.

The diplomat was fired from the Foreign Ministry, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on television.

"There are rules to follow. If you disobey them, you take a risk. If things don't go well, I will not pardon you," the head of . . .

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