A Filipina domestic helper in Saudi Arabia had to undergo an operation in her feet because of her failed attempt to escape from her employer.
According to Facebook user Nheng Porras Diamante, her fellow Kababayan tried to escape from her employer’s house by tying blankets and escape through the window.
Accidentally, she failed to take a hold of the blanket and fell into the ground.
The Filipina was identified as Marina Gonzales Mayo, a native of Masinloc, Zambales. It is not clear why she ended up escaping from her employer but bad treatment could be the cause.
Luckily, Marina met a kind-hearted Kababayan in the personality of Diamante. She never left the poor Filipina knowing that she doesn’t have a family in Saudi Arabia.
According to Diamante, the hospital bill of Marina already amounted to SAR18,882. They already paid SAR16,800 through the help of the Saudi Ministry and some friends of Marina. But it is still not enough.
They still have to look for the remaining SAR2,082 and they are hoping that the Philippine Embassy can offer some help.
Unfortunately, when they called the Philippine Embassy, they allegedly got denied and only said that they cannot offer them any assistance.
Diamante is hoping that TV personality, Raffy Tulfo can help them with their problem. As for her part, Diamante said that she had to stop going to work for the time being to take care of Filipina. She couldn’t afford to leave Marina knowing that she desperately needs someone to call on to. But Diamante said that she also needs to work because her children in the Philippines relies on her.
The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia is yet to issue their statement regarding the issue.
See video here