A Filipina worker in Kuwait escaped from her abusive employers who allegedly broke two billiard sticks on her back and rubbed salt on it. She was rescued by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.
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Filipinos aim to go abroad and work for a living. It is a tough decision to make, leaving their loved ones back in the Philippines. Overseas Filipino Workers strive harder by getting themselves accustomed to the environment they’re in. Adapting to the culture, lifestyle, and work with a diversity of people.
PH Embassy in Kuwait Rescues Maltreated Filipina OFW
A post on social media site had led to the rescue of the distressed OFW (Mae) in Kuwait. It was mentioned that she was beaten by her employers and was only allowed to eat once a day. Her passport and her cellphone have been taken from her employers and is being monitored. Teddy Locsin Jr. (Foreign Affairs Secretary) had posted on twitter that assigned Brigido Dulay (Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns) to assist the victim.
Just got this and I got this. Mae we have your back. So much for agencies protecting OFWs. They only protect their $$$. @DFAPHL @dododulay pic.twitter.com/zxuAhgKjVd
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 21, 2020
The agency and her handler are aware of her current situation and did not do anything because the employer is threatening the victim with false allegations. The post had also notified the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
Sir @teddyboylocsin, per your instructions, OFW Mae is now safe and sound in Kuwait PE. She will be repatriated to PH when quarantine travel restrictions are lifted. Woot! 🙌 https://t.co/dExdMNq270 pic.twitter.com/AltjGWcAFt
— Dodo Dulay (@dododulay) May 23, 2020
A post by Brigido Dulay indicates that the OFW victim is now in safe hands at the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. She will be going back home in the Philippines after the quarantine protocols are done.
They broke two billiard sticks on her back and rubbed salt on it. I had to take her home. I thank the Aboitiz family for helping. They will care for her. https://t.co/Bv1Ifi2F2u
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 23, 2020
The timeline of events started with Teddy Locsin’s post that instructed Brigido Dulay to focus on helping our fellow OFW who was maltreated by her employer. He said that the employers broke two billiard sticks on her back and rubbed salt on it.