Working abroad as an Overseas Filipino Worker offers great opportunities, but it also comes with certain risks. Although a lot of OFWs do not encounter serious problems while they are working abroad, we also hear cases of trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of our fellow Kababayans.
When we watch TV, listen to the radio or read the newspaper, we learn about cases of abuse among our OFWs. Thanks to the new technology and social media, Facebook is now becoming an outlet for those who are abused by their employer, to seek immediate help. Although we may feel awful and pitiful for the person, there are a lot of success stories and lives saved because of posting the story online.
Hopefully, the same success story will apply to a domestic helper in Kuwait.
Severe Beating From Employers
The domestic helper, Hazel Q. Ramos, is asking for help to be rescued and return to her family in the Philippines. In a Facebook post from the Pinoy OFW Pautwasan, the OFW was crying with blood flowing from her nose.
According to Ramos, she was physically assaulted by her female employer after she was accused of stealing her pieces of jewelry. These pieces of jewelry were hidden by the employer’s son and were kept in the bag of her younger child.
Several pieces of watches were thrown on Ramos’ face after she answered back that she did not steal the items. She was slapped by the female employer named Noof several times resulting in the bleeding of her nose.
Beaten By Both Employers
Not only that, the domestic helper was also beaten by both employers. She was pushed by the male employer from the second floor of the house.
She was physically abused several times but she kept her mouth mum. In addition to this, she was also slapped by her male employer five times after being charged with stealing his cards, when in fact, the female employer was the one bringing the cards.
We are hoping that this is the end of our kababayan’s pain and hardship. The government should act immediately before anything worse happen to this domestic helper.