More than a hundred Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia returned to the Philippines accompanied by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. All of them has their own share of bad experiences from their foreign employers.
117 OFWs were accompanied back to the Philippines, all of them were badly treated by their employers and others were even starring off in space and couldn’t be conversed.
One OFW couldn’t even walk straight and uses a brace. She acquired a spine injury after jumping from the third-floor building of her employer’s apartment.
According to her, it was only six months when she got employed with her employer and the bad-treatment started. She was also sold to another employer.
Others decided to leave because their employers refuse to give their salary.
The repatriation of OFWs from Riyadh continues is there are still 200 left in the oil-rich country. Thankfully, their papers are currently being processed for their return to the Philippines.
OWWA is repatriating Filipino every week to the Philippines as a mostly bad treatment towards domestic helpers come from the Middles East.
The repatriated OFWs were given PhP5,000 cash assistance and they may also apply on the livelihood assistance from OWWA.
Meanwhile, DOLE is manifesting a set of rules to stop the bad treatment of domestic helpers in Saudi Arabia, just like the ones set in Kuwait.
OFW HOMECOMING | Ligtas na nakabalik ng Pilipinas ang higit 100 OFW na ni-repatriate matapos makaranas ng pang-aabuso sa Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.For more latest stories, visit us at www.news5.com.ph
Posted by News5 on Thursday, August 22, 2019