Because of some baseless accusation, a Filipina nurse in Saudi Arabia was left jobless for almost a year.
According to GMA News, OFW Felirose Lavinia Prada Arnesto was charged for falsifying her degree in nursing. It is said that the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health verified from her school if she had recorded but it says that she doesn’t.
However, as it turns out, the miscommunication between the school of Arnesto and the data verification caused the mistake.
Arnesto said that the verification group Dataflow was able to send a request of records in the wrong school branch. In return, the school replied that her name is not found on their records of nursing graduates.
This caused the Filipina nurse to lose her job and the Saudi Ministry of Health filed a case against her. Arnesto reasoned out that their school had four branches and the verification request was sent to a wrong branch.
“After ng mga ilang buwan, mga three months duon ko nalaman nang pinakita ng Minsitry of Health na pinakita nila sa akin ang resulta ng data flow verification, duon ko nakita na hindi pala na-submit yung paper ko, hindi pala na verify sa tamang school kung saan ako nag graduate,” says the OFW from Cebu.
Upon knowing the mistake, it took her months to correct the records which were submitted previously to the Ministry of Health in Saudi.
“Eleven months din akong nakatago dito lang sa bahay. Hindi kasi ako maka trabaho, lisensya ko kinuha tapos pag nakita daw ako nagtatrabaho ikukulong daw ako. Hindi ko alam kung ano kasalanan ko wala po ako kasalanan,” Arnesto reasoned.
Through the coordination of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Cebu, Philippine Embassy in Riyadh as well as the mother of Arnesto, the OFW was able to get the records that sheneeds to work in Saudi.
“Doon nga po nagkaroon ng second look at we found out na may pagkakamali nga and its very unfortunate that it took that long. But as far as the embassy is a concern, we immediately took the immediate action as soon as it was referred to us,” says Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto.