An Overseas Filipino Worker finally went home to her family in the Philippines after experiencing bad treatment perpetuated by her employers in Saudi Arabia.
The relative of Helen, 35, greeted her as she returns to her hometown in Urdaneta, Pangasinan. They were very happy to see her again even after the painful experiences that she had to go through while working as a domestic helper in a foreign land.
Helen was forced to work more than the agreed hours and she developed abnormal growths all over her body.
“Sabi ng amo kong babae, siya na ang bahala, ipapagamot niya ako. Pero hindi niya po ako ipinunta sa mga biopsy po ng mga bukol. Hanggang sa ngayon ay lumaki na siya at dumami pa,” says Helen Zaragoza, ex-OFW.
Helen went abroad in July last year as household service worker (HSW).
“Ang importante naman po sa akin ay yung nakauwi po ako ng maayos at nakita kop o ang buong pamilya ko, siguro masaya narin po ako,” says Helen.
The association of Overseas Filipino Workers in Urdaneta City is appealing for help for Helen after she was left without a job.
“Puwede po siyang mabigyan ng livelihood at yung assistance po para sa medical niya,” says Rechie Fernandez, Secretary of the OFW of Urdaneta City Association Inc.
The Public Employment Services Office (PESO) raise a warning to Filipino looking for a job abroad to always check the legitimacy of the recruitment agency and their license as well.