Filipino domestic helpers sign a contract before they get to start working for their employers. Both sponsor and employee need to abide in everything that’s written in the contract or risk getting sent to jail for breaching it.
However, there are a lot of instances wherein a domestic helper is barred from going home, something that’s surely included in every contract of any OFW.
Most contract of Filipino domestic helpers ends after two years of service. Unfortunately, this is not always followed by employers as there are some who are not allowing OFWs to go home.
A certain Niela Abragan posted on her Facebook account regarding her dismay of not returning to the Philippines because her employer refuses to allow her.
According to Abragan, she is all set to return home as all her bags are already packed. Unfortunately, her employer refuses to allow her despite the fact that her contract already ended. Abragan is asking for help through social media so she can return to her hometown in the Philippines.
The OFW didn’t mention any further details regarding her current location and
This is not the first time that a Filipina domestic helper was prevented from going home. In fact, there are others who chose to escape secretly from the household of their employer than suffer from their bad treatment.