Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The daughter of a Filipino migrant worker who has gone missing in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, has issued a plea for help to locate her mother.

Rachelle Cornejo said her mother Norma took a job as a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia in June this year, and that the last conversation she had with her mother was on August 7, The Filipino Times reported.

Cornejo said that, because her mother was underpaid and not given sufficient food by her first employer, she sought help from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) in Dammam.

When Cornejo last spoke to her mother, Norma told her that a person from POLO-OWWA had been in touch with her employment agency and had agreed to transfer her to work for a Filipino couple.

Some time after this, someone reportedly came to fetch Norma and told her that they were going to the agency. Since then, Cornejo has heard nothing from her mother, who has not been in touch with anyone in the family.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said that they will do their best to locate Norma and will contact the employment agency to alert them of the situation.