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Friday, August 19, 2016

SAUDI ARABIA NEWS POST: HSW RAPED VICTIM DIED IN SAUDI, P1.2B HELPED FROM KING SALMAN & LATE AT WORK PENALTY AND DEPORTATION


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OFW raped by employer dies in Saudi
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LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed that the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia who was allegedly raped by her employer has passed away.

According to Bello, Irma Avila Edloy, 35, died Friday in King Salman Hospital in Riyadh due to severe injuries and after few days of being in a coma.

Bello said Edloy had implicated her employer in the sexual assault prior to becoming unconscious.

The victim arrived in Riyadh last July 28.

According to her medical reports, the Pinay suffers laceration in her private part and had several bruises on face and body.

 

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King Salman, gives P1.2B for stranded OFW and other expats in Saudi

KING Salman of Saudi Arabia gives SR100 million or P1.2 billion for the food, medicines, accommodation and airfare of almost 10,000 stranded and jobless overseas Filipino workers in the Kingdom including other nationalities as well.

According to the statement of the Saudi embassy in Manila, this is in accordance with the promise of the government of Saudi Arabia to protect the rights of migrant workers in their country included the stranded OFWs.

Earlier, the government of Saudi promise to shoulder all cost of repatriation of  jobless Pinoy workers including plane tickets for those who wants to go home. Hopefully, this will start, tomorrow, August 20.

This was agreed upon the meeting of Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay JR. and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III with Saudi Ambassador to Manila Abdullah al-Bussairy to facilitate the said repatriation.

As of this writing, many stranded OFW in Saudi still doesn't want to go home in spite of being jobless due to lack of employment in the Philippines.
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Fine, deportation awaits absent workers in Saudi

A Hefty fine of SR10,000, deportation, working ban for five years and 6 months jail term are the penalty awaits for expatriate workers remaining absent from work in Saudi Arabia.

The Passport Department (Jawazat) point out that residents and expats should follow the rules and directives by reporting workers who violate the residency (iqama) and labor regulations, “including workers remaining absent, especially domestic workers”.

The Passport Department warned employers not to shelter, transport or employ violators.

The absentee expatriate worker can be reported by an employer by registering "Huroob" by dialing 989 or through Absher website of Ministry of Interior.


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