A Filipina domestic helper in Saudi under a pseudonym “Hilda” is crying for help because her male employer allegedly abused her physically and also raped her.
GMA News had an interview with Hilda and she said that the incident happened on July 19 while she was ironing clothes. She said her male employer attempted to rape her while she was ironing clothes. She fought back to protect herself. According to her, her male employer held her hand that was holding the flt iron and drew it to her face to burn it.
Hilda wrestled back and used her other arm to shield her face from the iron leaving it burned. “Yung kamay ko po nakahawak pa rin sa plantsa at pinatungan din niya po ng kamay niya para pagdating sa fingerprint ang kamay ko pa din daw ang naglagay,” related Hilda.
She also stressed that her male employer kicked her legs and when she fell down to her knees, the alleged suspect started raping her.
After the incident, Hilda said she talked to her female employer and related what had happened. She pitied her and transferred her to her parents’ house.
GMA News team assisted Hilda to report her case to Overseas Workers Welfare Office (OWWA). According to OWWA Officer Benny Reyes, the incident was already coordinated to Hilda’s employer by OWWA’s Quick Response Team. They requested them to take Hilda to their custody.
Relatively, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office said that Hilda’s male employer called them and denied her allegations. Hilda is still in the house of the parents of her employers and was not yet brought to Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Saudi.
OWWA’s Quick Response Team and Hilda’s recruitment agency in Saudi are working hand and hand to rescue Hilda from them and further investigate on her case. – LMI
Source: GMA News
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