An abused female Overseas Filipino Worker, working as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia is now asking help to go back to her family in the Philippines.
During the past few months, there were several reports and news about the maltreatment of Filipino migrant workers in different countries around the world. Stories of abuse committed by employers, especially the case of Joanna Demafelis had been the headlines of local and international news outlets.
President Rodrigo Duterte canceled the deployment of thousands of aspiring OFWs in Kuwait because of the increasing numbers of abused Filipino workers.
Abused Domestic Helper
Recently, a Filipina domestic helper named Cristina Gal Caimtang was allegedly being maltreated by her employer in Saudi Arabia.
The domestic helper is a native of Lake Cebu, South Cotabato who wished to give her family a better life, prompting her to work abroad. According to the person who posted the story, Ivy Formentera Perez, who has the same agency as her, the Filipina worker is based in Riyadh. Although they already informed the agency about the employer’s treatment, they are still waiting for further instructions.
Cristina is being starved by her employers and left with no food to eat for several days. They are also not giving her the right salary that she signed in the contract. She was also tasked to clean three big houses with no food or rest. All her necessities in the house such as soap, shampoo, and others were deducted from her salary, leaving her nothing for herself.
Not only that, the domestic helper also claims that she was almost raped by the employers’ son. She is now fearing that if she will stay longer in the property, the son’s bad intentions to put into action.
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All she wants now is to return to her family in the Philippines and stop working abroad.