Another Filipina in Saudi Arabia is asking for help because her employer refused to give her salary for more than a year and she is also not allowed to return to the Philippines even though her contract with them already ended.
The Filipina identified herself as Saima Kadatuan Bakal currently staying in her employer’s home at Hail, Saudi Arabia.
According to her, it was on February 24, 2015, when she first steps foot in this Arab country. However, even after her contract ended, they still refused to send her home. Saima is also having a problem with her salary as it was not given for a year and 5 months.
Saima said that every time she asks for her salary, her employer always tells her that it will come the next day. They also ask money from her but they also fail to return it.
The OFW thinks that it is unfair for her to work without a proper salary, the reason why she now wanted to return to the Philippines. She is desperately asking for help so she can return to her family in the Philippines as soon as possible.
Her agency is Green Earth Manpower Resources.
Meanwhile, aside from the problem that Saima confessed, a lot of netizens also thinks that she is young enough to be sent abroad. Many netizens think that she could be a victim of illegal recruitment.
As per the age is written in Saima’s Facebook account, it says that she was born on January 27, 1997, making her 22-years old. If she went abroad in 2015, her age should have been 18 years old.
However, according to the Saudi government, Filipino workers applying as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia should be at least 21 years old.