Jeanette Plegaria, who had not seen her daughter in 11 years, has died in Kuwait after allegedly being malnourished. Photos: Facebook

A Filipino domestic worker who had complained in a video that her employers were giving her insufficient food has died in Kuwait.

On Saturday, a Facebook user posted that Jeanette Plegaria had died from the abuse she had suffered from her employers. Pictures showed that Plegaria had lost weight and was malnourished.

In a video, Plegaria pleaded for help to return to the Philippines. She said she had fallen seriously ill as her employers did not provide sufficient food for her and she wanted to leave Kuwait.

Plegaria’s daughter, Gladys Plegaria Bantisil, posted on Facebook that she had not seen her mother in 11 years and was devastated about her death.

Jeanette Plegaria. Photo: Facebook, Gladys Plegaria Bantisil

Netizens expressed their condolences and anger at the maltreatment Plegaria had apparently suffered in Kuwait.

Update: Agency at risk of being shut down after maid dies in Kuwait

Read: Philippines issues total ban on sending workers to Kuwait
Read: 1,000 Filipinos take Kuwait’s amnesty on first day

Asia Times Financial is now live. Linking accurate news, insightful analysis and local knowledge with the ATF China Bond 50 Index, the world's first benchmark cross sector Chinese Bond Indices. Read ATF now. 

25 replies on “Maid who didn’t see daughter for 11 yrs dies in Kuwait”

Comments are closed.