A Filipina domestic worker in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, is seeking help from the Philippine government because she is living in fear of abuse from her employer’s family, according to a report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The newspaper says that the worker – whose name is not disclosed – moved to Saudi Arabia in August of last year. She claims her current male employer and his friends have repeatedly tried to break into her room.
The worker says her current employer is her second in Saudi Arabia, and that her first had also entered her room, whereupon he rubbed his genitals while naked. After a month in that job, she asked her recruitment agency to find her another employer. However, the new situation is little better.
Eventually, she contacted her mother, who has pleaded with the Philippine government to intervene. The mother says her daughter cannot leave the country unless she pays her employer 28,000 riyals (US$7,467). It is reported that her employer has also confiscated her passport and identification card, and has kept her locked in her room for the past two weeks.
The Dammam branch of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, a Philippine government agency, has been alerted to the domestic worker’s situation.
They are not human. They are evil and should have no place on earth
asus! lumang tugtugin na yang phil consulate…tutulong lang yan kng patay na ang pinay…favor yan sila sa mga employers…hay naku!
We are asking for the Philippine Government to implement a strict laws..Because some of us cant hold our passports and identification id’s no day off and sometimes low salary..Almost 24hrs work.They sign contracts but they don’t follow.And sometimes we are locked up in the house..
God bless you more sir????
Hwag na kse kyo mag domestic helper please
Oo nga sa akin sahod lng ang nasunod n 400$ yung day off at 200 saudi riyal n alowans ko di rin binibigay. Ok n lng at least mabait sila at 8hrs working a day lng nmn ako
Sana kun may ibang mapasukan.wala ka naman magawa dhl mababa ang pinag aralan mo at yan lng ang chance na maka pag work ka.
AKO nga din hindi ko hawak ng passport at iqama ko wala din day off pro ok naman mga mo ko as the moment kung minsan lang may pagksumpungin si madam.. 15hrs nga akong nagwowork din..
my dumaan din po s wall ko bkit ganun mga agency natin sà pinas ..pag nag apply k every min tatawag sayo ….concern after ideploy k khalas na …khit magreklamo ka wala ..mga bulshit sika
To our mahal n pangulo next move nmn e ban ung saudi
May labor law sila na kapag di pinahawak passport sa worker may penalty 5000 Saudi Riyal at pag di sila ginawa ng iqama may penalty din 25,000 Saudi Riyal kung nagreklamo tayo. Ako din di ko hawak passport ko… Sinabihan ko amo Kong babae pag nireklamo kayo kc di ninyo binibigay at pinapahawak ang personal documents namin magpepenalty kayo kako…Pero di pa rin binibigay. Hindi sila sumusunod. Ibibigay lang yan pag nakarating sa labor at owwa ang reklamo…kc may bagong rules sila sa pagpapasahod at sa mga passport natin dapat hawak natin sa labor law ng Saudi magpenalry sila pag di ibigay. 50,000 riyal din ang penalty pag di nagbibigay ng sahod at ba bayaran pa kung bilang months ang di binayaran na sahod… Pag nagfile ka ng case
Again and again please dont send women domestic helpers to the Middle East instead send MALE domestic helpers so they will feel the fist of fury hahaha those people are not normal
Yung mga ganitong prublema sana ang bigyan ng special attention ng pamahalaan natin. Itong mga nagsisipag trabaho sa abroad ay malaki ang naiaambag sa kita ng gubyerno. Hindi ba po?
Sana nman po mga agency magkarun nman kyu ng concern sa mga aplikante nyu…habol pera sa employer pani nman kpag patay na aplikante nyu..saka kyu kikilos…dapat sa nyu kasuhan..minamaltrato na balewala pa sa nyu…kyu kya lumagay sa katayuan nmin..un man lang I monitor nyu mga aplikante nyu kpaguran b sa nyu un …icipin nyu rin buhay nktaya sa perang ibinabayad sa nyu.concern nman po sana kyu mga agency…
Sometimes the domestic workers also torture and take advantage I am currently under constant torture from my maid she takes a day off she goes
Partying with her friends
I have a friend, who went to Saudi Arabia as a domestic worker on 21st of April. Since then She has been beaten up, saw her bruises all her body, she has given food once a day and once she finishes cleaning her employer’s house she is pushed to go other peoples house to clean, 6-7 houses she cleans a day with one meal a day. Her passport is taken away and she is not allowed to leave or have a phone. ( she stole a phone to call me that’s how I learned what was going on ) The violence is escalating and I really worry about her well being. Could you please tell me where I can get in contact with since her agency in Manila is not helping. ( they keep telling us they are in touch with the employer but it has been 10 days and every time we call the agency she gets beaten up worse ) I have her contract copy and her id details, anybody can help, please get in contact with me. Thank you….
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