An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who previously worked as a domestic helper will be returning to the Philippines this Christmas after more than two years of overstaying in Hong Kong.
Rosalie Limalima, 46-years-old, will be spending Christmas and New Year with her children after being away with them since 2011. However, this is not a happy ending for them as Rosalie was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer alongside kidney complications.
In from of Shatin Court in Hong Kong, Rosalie pleaded guilty of breaching her condition of stay after she overstayed her visa for a couple of years.
According to the prosecutor, Rosalie went to Hong Kong last Dec. 20, 2011, under a work visa to work as a domestic helper. However, her work contract terminated prematurely and it is then that she decided to overstay in the country. On Dec. 9, Rosalie decided to surrender herself to the Immigration authorities in the hopes of returning to the country as soon as possible and be with her children as her time left is almost reaching its end.
Rosalie is set to return to the Philippines on December 19 after given a suspended sentence for 18 months. A plane ticket was also given to her by a private donor. Rosalie is also qualified to avail of the livelihood program of OWWA despite being an inactive member.