News about our abused Overseas Filipino Workers has been circulating like wildfire in the country. It is now becoming a very common issue and raises the awareness of people in the Philippines.
From the recent deaths of Filipinos in Kuwait to the lifeless body of Joanna Demafelis found inside a freezer, the sufferings of our OFWs have become an eyeopener not only for the Filipinos but also to the government. After the countless abuse and increasing number of deaths among OFWs, especially domestic helpers, the government decided to impose an employment ban to the deployment of Filipino workers in Kuwait. Until now, the two governments are still in talks on how to settle the situation.
Wounds on Her Face and Head
Fortunately, there are lucky Filipino workers who were able to find a good employer. However, there are also some who are not lucky enough. One of them is Lolit Albaciete who has been working as a domestic helper in Kuwait.
Lolit took a video of herself showing the wounds and scratches on her face and head. According to her, she’s suffering from extreme allergies. The allergies are so severe that it’s already covering her forehead. She wants to go home already and informed her employer about it, but he refused to let her go.
Some domestic helpers who suffered from the same disease told her that she is suffering from psoriasis. This skin disease is normal in dry and hot countries and may result in small scratches to big wounds. They also shared that in Kuwait, the medications for this skin disease is free.
There are also domestic helpers who advised her to talk to her employers instead. Since she is not suffering from abuse, it might be better if she can ask for a day or two of leave so she can have her body checked by a specialist.
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