A family in the Philippines is worried about one of its members who is working as a maid in Kuwait but has failed to send any money home and has been mostly out of contact since late 2016.
Racel Diarisco-Salome, who went to Kuwait in October 2016, lost contact with her family a month later and failed to send money to her husband, GMA News reported.
Salome’s family asked her employment agency to find her. The agency tracked her down last August but her family was unable to speak to her. They decided to seek help from the Philippine government so they could re-establish contact.
Salome’s brother Roque Diarisco was worried that his sister was being abused by her employer.
The Philippines’ Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) asked the country’s embassy in Kuwait to locate Salome. The embassy revealed that it had attempted to so so twice, on July 28 and November 8 last year. It was told by Salome that she did not need help from the authorities and would return to the Philippines in due time.
Her family was only able to get a note from her in which she claimed to be fine and safe, but they have not been able to see her in person or talk to her on the phone.
OWWA urged the embassy to attend to the family’s request and try to contact Salome again and send her home.
Lolita Diarisco, Salome’s mother, said she wanted her daughter to be safe and to come home.