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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

As an OFW, What You Should Do In Case of Abuse? Here's Govt Suggestion

Maltreatment or abuse of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) while working abroad is a very common thing especially for Filipino maids. According to Philippine Statistics Authority, one in every two Filipino women working abroad is employed as household service workers or service sectors.
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These household service workers are common victims of maltreatment and abuse. They also have the highest risk of modern slavery, forced labor, deprivation of rights, and sexual and physical abuse from their employers.    This is one of the main reasons why the government impose a ban on OFW deployment in Kuwait, aside from the murder case of Joana Demafelis.   Sponsored Links    But as an OFW, what should be done in case of abuse or maltreatment? According to Department of Labor and Employment Chief Silvestre Bello III, OFW experiencing maltreatment or abuse should immediately report the incident to the POLO office.      Bello said, having their cellphones and passport with them is very important so that they can easily get help in case of danger in the hands of their employer. Bello added, they are pushing for this new provisions for further protect the OFWs.
These household service workers are common victims of maltreatment and abuse. They also have the highest risk of modern slavery, forced labor, deprivation of rights, and sexual and physical abuse from their employers.

This is one of the main reasons why the government impose a ban on OFW deployment in Kuwait, aside from the murder case of Joana Demafelis.
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But as an OFW, what should be done in case of abuse or maltreatment? According to Department of Labor and Employment Chief Silvestre Bello III, OFW experiencing maltreatment or abuse should immediately report the incident to the POLO office.



Bello said, having their cellphones and passport with them is very important so that they can easily get help in case of danger in the hands of their employer. Bello added, they are pushing for this new provisions for further protect the OFWs.
Many employers in the Middle East and other countries confiscate the cell phone and passport of their workers. Aside from this, Bello remind the recruitment agencies to monitor the situation and condition of their deployed OFWs.


In spite of what happened to Demafelis and the growing number of reported abuse abroad, many Filipino workers are still wanting to go abroad to earn big for their family back home.


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