If want to give a better life to your family, you need to work further for the family. Some people choose to work double jobs while there are others who choose to work in another country.
Working in another country away from the Philippines can bring a lot of heartaches and heartbreaks. You cannot celebrate special events with the family, especially during Christmas, New Year, anniversaries, and birthdays just to put food on the table and send your children or family to school.
However, some Overseas Filipino Workers experience abuse in another country. Some of our OFWs were maltreated by their employers. But the good thing is that there are others who faced their fears and asked help from social media.
Crying For Help
Another OFW in Riyadh is crying for help. In a Facebook post of Bevs Tab’s, an OFW in Riyadh named Emma Montero Victoriano took a video of her asking help from Raffy Tulfo of Raffy Tulfo in Action and the Embassy to rescue her.
In the said video, Victoriano said that she is already very tired and she cannot almost move her body anymore. Her employer also threatened her that she will be surrendered to the police after inspecting her bag.
Victoriano also said that every time something is lost in their house, her employer will point at her for stealing.
By looking at the photos, the OFW in Riyadh already had big changes in her physical appearance. She looked older and stressed out — signs that she is having a hard time working in another country.
Although the government and agencies already informed everyone that working abroad means being away from the family and experiencing homesickness, a lot of our kababayans still choose to work abroad. Even if some of us are lucky enough to find good employers, there are also others who feel miserable because of abuse.