What will you do in case someone accused you of stealing something? Are you going to fight back? Or maybe you will cry in the corner? Which do you think is the best response to these kinds of accusation?
If you are situated in the Philippines, it is easy to fight back. You can answer to the accusations or you can also show proof that you did not steal anything from another person. However, if you are working as an Overseas Filipino Worker, especially as a domestic helper in the Middle East, it can be hard to prove your innocence.
Filipino migrant workers are our modern day heroes. They are not only sacrificing for their families but for the whole nation as well. Can you imagine staying away from your family to give them a bigger and brighter future? Unfortunately, a lot of them are experiencing abuse from their employers.
Employer Accuses Domestic Helper
This is what a domestic helper named Ginalyn RUga Ramilo is suffering from.
Ginalyn decided to work abroad to give her family and child a better life. According to her, she is doing everything that her employer wants, even if it’s not included in the contract. She does not have enough sleep and was only allowed to take a rest during the wee hours of the morning.
She can sacrifice her comforts and works several hours in a day, but she cannot take the accusations of her employers anymore.
Ginalyn narrated how her employer accused her of stealing something from them. She was also threatened that they will surrender her to the police for proper investigations. According to the domestic helper, she did not do anything and did not steal from her employer.
She is now fearing for her safety after receiving the threats from her employer. She now wants to return to her family in Romblon as she does not know what to do anymore.