We seldom hear cries of help from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) over social media. Most of these people receive appropriate help from government agencies who acted promptly following their request of help.
This time, another OFW took to social media to ask for help because her employer and workmate allegedly abused him. However, it had a different effect on him. Instead of help, he was arrested for illegally posting “unauthorized” videos on his social media account.
It was found out that a certain Wilmar Sayson took unauthorized video of his employer and posting it on social media, leading to his arrest.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-Bacolod Focal Person Rizza Joy Moldes said that the specific charges are filed against the OFW. She explained that taking “unauthorized” videos in the country is considered illegal.
Posted by Wilmar Sayson on Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Sayson, who works as a caregiver in Saudi Arabia uploaded multiple videos on his social media account narrating the maltreatment he received from his employer and a co-worker.
According to Sayson, his fellow caregiver usually make stories against him and his employer takes the latter’s side. Aside from that, Sayson claims that he was punched by his employer.
He was also terminated at work but his passport was never returned to him and his last salary was not given.
The next day, Sayson posted a video again stating that he was in a coffee shop with a Filipino who helped him in Saudi Arabia.
But on September 29, the Filipino caregiver posted another video on Facebook claiming that police are arresting him.
“Guys, please help me. I was arrested by the police. I don’t know what to do,” says Sayson.
The family of Sayson is currently communicating with OWWA to help with his ordeal.
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Posted by Wilmar Sayson on Wednesday, September 26, 2018