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Saturday, June 30, 2018

11 OFWs Illegaly Detained In A Room For 1 Week, Asking For Help

11 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were allegedly being detained by their employer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The OFWs had posted a video online asking for help. They claimed they were being held against their will by their employer.
The Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that they are aware of the situation and had instructed the concerned recruitment agencies in the Philippines and Riyadh for immediate action on the OFWs' request for repatriation.
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11 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were allegedly being detained by their employer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The OFWs had posted a video online asking for help. They claimed they were being held against their will by their employer.  The Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that they are aware of the situation and had instructed the concerned recruitment agencies in the Philippines and Riyadh for immediate action on the OFWs' request for repatriation. Advertisement        Sponsored Links      Perlita Serraon, the mother of two of the OFWs, said she had become anxious over the seeming absence of a repatriation effort.    Romeo Ubaldo said he is already suffering from stress worrying that some of the detained OFWs were starting to get sick after being locked inside a room for a week.    Aside from failing to honor their contracts, their employer had also confiscated their documents, including their iqama or work permits.  The OFWs, fearing for their safety, appealed to the government for their repatriation.  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that they are looking into the memorandum of understanding between the governments of the Philippines and Saudi Arabia to ensure the protection of the OFWs deployed in the Gulf region. READ MORE: Can A Family Of Five Survive With P10K Income In A Month?    DTI Offers P5K To P200K To Small Business Owners    How Filipinos Can Get Free Oman Visa?    Do You Know The Effects Of Too Much Bad News To Your Body?    Authorized Travel Agency To Process Temporary Visa Bound to South Korea    Who Can Skip Online Appointment And Use The DFA Courtesy Lane For Passport Processing?    P200-Subsidy To Minimum Wage Earners Nationwide— DOLE    80,000 Filipino Seafarers at the Brink Of Losing Jobs?    Complete List Of Contacts For OFWs In The UAE    Leptospirosis Awareness, Causes And Prevention    Visa-Free entry For Filipinos In Taiwan, Extended Until 2019

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Perlita Serraon, the mother of two of the OFWs, said she had become anxious over the seeming absence of a repatriation effort. 
11 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were allegedly being detained by their employer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The OFWs had posted a video online asking for help. They claimed they were being held against their will by their employer.  The Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that they are aware of the situation and had instructed the concerned recruitment agencies in the Philippines and Riyadh for immediate action on the OFWs' request for repatriation. Advertisement        Sponsored Links      Perlita Serraon, the mother of two of the OFWs, said she had become anxious over the seeming absence of a repatriation effort.    Romeo Ubaldo said he is already suffering from stress worrying that some of the detained OFWs were starting to get sick after being locked inside a room for a week.    Aside from failing to honor their contracts, their employer had also confiscated their documents, including their iqama or work permits.  The OFWs, fearing for their safety, appealed to the government for their repatriation.  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that they are looking into the memorandum of understanding between the governments of the Philippines and Saudi Arabia to ensure the protection of the OFWs deployed in the Gulf region. READ MORE: Can A Family Of Five Survive With P10K Income In A Month?    DTI Offers P5K To P200K To Small Business Owners    How Filipinos Can Get Free Oman Visa?    Do You Know The Effects Of Too Much Bad News To Your Body?    Authorized Travel Agency To Process Temporary Visa Bound to South Korea    Who Can Skip Online Appointment And Use The DFA Courtesy Lane For Passport Processing?    P200-Subsidy To Minimum Wage Earners Nationwide— DOLE    80,000 Filipino Seafarers at the Brink Of Losing Jobs?    Complete List Of Contacts For OFWs In The UAE    Leptospirosis Awareness, Causes And Prevention    Visa-Free entry For Filipinos In Taiwan, Extended Until 2019
Romeo Ubaldo said he is already suffering from stress worrying that some of the detained OFWs were starting to get sick after being locked inside a room for a week.  

Aside from failing to honor their contracts, their employer had also confiscated their documents, including their iqama or work permits.

The OFWs, fearing for their safety, appealed to the government for their repatriation.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that they are looking into the memorandum of understanding between the governments of the Philippines and Saudi Arabia to ensure the protection of the OFWs deployed in the Gulf region.

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