There is now good news of our fellow Overseas Filipino Workers happily reuniting with their families in the Philippines from Kuwait in the middle of the employment ban issued by the Department of Labor and Employment and President Rodrigo Duterte. With the support and help not only from the government but also big airlines like Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines, a lot of OFWs, especially those who experienced abuse, are now going back safely to their families.
But lately, we are reading several news of several Filipino domestic helpers physically, mentally, and sexually abused by their employers in Saudi Arabia. There are still some who are asking help from their abusive employers. One of them is Jezsha Pamagan Umbac who is working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Pitiful Situation of a Helper in Saudi Arabia
Originally coming from Polanco, Zamboanga City, Umbac is currently a household helper in Saudi Arabia. She is crying for help because of her bad condition in her employer’s home.
According to OFW CCTV, Umbac’s employers do not allow her to sleep nor feed her right. It’s been three months already but she is not receiving any salary from them. Since her employer is selfish when it comes to food, she doesn’t have any strength to perform her job. Plus, her current employer has nine children, making it harder for her to do everything.
No Help From the Agency
Since she wants to go home to her family already, Umbac asked help from her agency to go back to the Philippines. But her two agencies, Starborne International Promotions and Manpower Corporation in the Philippines and Bawabat Asia Recruitment in Saudi Arabia, refused to give her help. Both of them did not bother responding to her.
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We are praying for you, Kabayan. Please keep your hopes up. We know that the government will help you.