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Showing posts with label Domestic Helper. Show all posts
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Monday, April 24, 2017

2 DH in the Middle East, asking help due to unbearable abuse

Maltreatment and abuse are number 1 problem of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) particularly of the Domestic Helpers or Household Helpers, especially in the Middle East.  Concerns about physical abuse are not new but in spite of this, still, hundreds of domestic workers are seeking work overseas to provide the need of the family way back home.  In Saudi Arabia, a domestic helper is calling for immediate help in her situation in the hands of her employer.



(Watch:OFW sa Oman, sinampal at pinagpapalo ng sapatos ng anak ng amo)


Maltreatment and abuse are number 1 problem of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) particularly of the Domestic Helpers or Household Helpers, especially in the Middle East.

Concerns about physical abuse are not new but in spite of this, still, hundreds of domestic workers are seeking work overseas to provide the need of the family way back home.

In Saudi Arabia, a domestic helper is calling for immediate help in her situation in the hands of her employer.



In her message to Bombo Radyo Koronadal, Alicia Gandol Simpal, an OFW from the town  of Tupi in South Cotabato said, that she is working as a DH in Alhasa, Al Salmiya in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and now suffering from illness.

In the news, she is begging from her employer to allow her to return in the Philippines to seek for proper medical treatment.

But instead of allowing her to leave, allegedly her employer experimented her and make her take different kinds of drugs.

Aside from this, her employer injected drugs on her and every time she refused, she is being beaten.

Currently, the OFW said, she is very thin and frail due to maltreatment.
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On the other hand, another OFW suffers maltreatment in Oman. (Please refer to the video on the top)

Flordelisa Ligas Concon shows her bruises after the sons of her employer beaten her with shoes and slapped her.

Condon said, her employer are old and cannot understand English and only speak Arabic. There's an instance she said that she made a mistake and the son of her employer slapped her.

Not contented, she is also being beaten with a shoes that resulted her bruises in the arms.

According to Concon, she repeatedly calling her agency to asked for help but received no avail that is why she is asking help from Raffy Tulfo.

Meanwhile, Lani Destajo of Mirben International Manpower Services Inc said that they already informed their counterpart in Oman regarding the case of Concon, right after the complaint has been received.

(Watch: Repatriated OFWs bring home tales of abuse)



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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Filipina in Death Row in UAE Will Not Be Executed Says Labor Chief



(Watch: Embassy clears speculations over OFW Jennifer Dalquez convicted of murder in UAE)

A family of one Filipina in a death row in the United Arab Emirates can breathe a sigh of relief after Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that she will be spared from execution.

Bello confirmed that Jennifer Dalquez, 29 years old from General Santos City and an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who is currently on death row in Abu Dhabi will no longer be executed.

In a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Bello said he was invited by five ambassadors after he said that he will ban the deployment of household service workers to the Middle East if another OFW gets executed.




The assurance given from the ambassadors will benefit the case of Dalquez.

In the statement of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, it said that Dalquez hearing scheduled on April 12 has been moved to April 26, 2017.



In the last hearing, the OFW was present but the two sons of the accused did not attend the proceedings.

Accordingly, the sons did not attend the hearing because Dalquez has already admitted to killing their father.

(Watch:DFA Spokesman Charles Jose gives updates on Jennifer Dalquez)



But the court reiterated that the sons need to appear in court and swear in the name of Allah, 25 times, that Dalquez is the person who killed their father.

Failing this, the court will ask Dalquez in the next hearing, to swear in the name of Allah, 50 times, that she did not intentionally kill the alleged victim.

Dalquez was jailed in 2014 for killing her Arab employer who allegedly tried to rape her.



(Watch:Jennifer Dalquez's mother appeals to President Rodrigo Duterte)

If remembered, families of Dalques appeal to President Duterte for help to save Jennifer.

Base on DFA record, there are 71 Filipino in death row after convicted with finality.


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READ MORE: BELLO VOWS MIDDLE EAST DEPLOYMENT BAN IF ANOTHER HSW WILL BE EXECUTED





READ MORE: Duterte Vows to Bring Home With Him Some OFWs on Death Row in the Middle East 


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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Great opportunies waiting for OFWs in Middle East inspite of employment problems - DFA

In spite of several employment problems Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are facing while working in the Middle East, there is no reason to advise Filipinos not to find work in that region.  This is the statement of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) despite massive employment problems like abuse and maltreatment to domestic helpers, no salary, nationalization, and many other.  Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Hjayceelyn Quintana of the Office of the Middle East and African Affairs says. "You know traveling in this region really open your eyes to many possibilities,”



(Watch:Bandila: Duterte rejects ban on Saudi deployment)

In spite of several employment problems Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are facing while working in the Middle East, there is no reason to advise Filipinos not to find work in that region.

This is the statement of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) despite massive employment problems like abuse and maltreatment to domestic helpers, no salary, nationalization, and many other.

Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Hjayceelyn Quintana of the Office of the Middle East and African Affairs says. "You know traveling in this region really open your eyes to many possibilities,”


“Sometimes, of course, there are OFWs that will encounter some trouble, but if you put that into a context of how many are there in these regions at the moment, I would probably say that there are still, you know, some good things that we can expect.”

Last year, thousands of OFW left stranded and jobless in Saudi Arabia due to the closure of their companies as a result of oil slumps. Others suffer from non-payment of wages from 2 to 6 months.


(Some of the stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia last year)
“What we really would like to highlight is that the trend that we are seeing is that these Middle East countries are diversifying,” said Quintana. “They are diversifying and lessening their dependence on oil.”

Quintana added that because of this diversification program, there are sectors that are affected but also, there are new opportunities created for OFWs who wants to work in the Middle East.

(Watch:OFW Deployment Ban sa Middel East, posibleng ipatupad ni DOLE Sec. Bello)


Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is planning to review the existing deployment ban of OFWs to Libya.

“We have an existing moratorium on sending our OFWs to Libya and I want to have it reviewed because, according to Libyan nationals, there are areas of Libya that are already peaceful, like the oil fields which are protected by the military," said Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say.

Say even said that last March, there were Libyan employers went to the labor department saying they are in need of Filipino workers, especially in oil companies.
(Watch: Pagtatanggal sa Deployment Ban sa Libya, pinag-aaralan na ng pamahalaan)

“But I told them my hands are tied because we have an existing ban,” Say said. “But they insisted that, as far as the oil industry is concerned, it is safe because it is being protected by the Libyan military. But hospitals remain at high risk.”

“They need hundreds of Filipino workers,” he added. “They want Filipinos specifically because of their work attitude and they're being fluent in English.”

Currently, there’s a partial deployment ban of workers to Libya, which means only returning OFWs to Libya have been allowed to go to the war-torn country.




Nursing and caregiving jobs in Japan will be available for Filipinos very soon as a result of an agreement the Philippines has entered into Japanese government.GMA news reported that there are up to 35,000 vacancies for nurses and caregivers where Filipinos can apply.





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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Arab Employer Films Domestic Helper Fall From 7th Floor Building

GRAPHIC WARNING:  THE FOLLOWING VIDEO SHOWS A WOMAN FALLING FROM A TALL APARTMENT BUILDING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED Trending on social media is an cellphone video of a domestic helper believed to be from Ethiopia. As seen in the short video, the woman is seen clinging outside the 7th floor window of an apartment building literally by the fingers of her right hand. Speaking in Arabic, she was pleading for help from her employer as her Kuwaiti madam was taking a video and telling the maid to "Come, crazy!" Some sources say the woman employer is being detained by the Kuwaiti police following the release of the video in Social Media. Some people speculated that the Ethiopian helper was attempting to escape or take her own life, due to abuse from her employer. Nothing is yet proven otherwise. It is also possible that the helper was merely cleaning the window when she lost her balance. It is actually common to see household helpers in the middle east cleaning apartment windows. Another video below shows a similar situation, this time in Jordan. The domestic helper is later seen being assisted by civil defense personnel, which means she is alive. It is reported that she suffered from several fractures. The impact of her fall was absorbed by the soft roofing material of where she landed.



GRAPHIC WARNING:

THE FOLLOWING VIDEO SHOWS A WOMAN FALLING FROM A TALL APARTMENT BUILDING.
VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED




Trending on social media is an cellphone video of a domestic helper believed to be from Ethiopia. As seen in the short video, the woman is seen clinging outside the 7th floor window of an apartment building literally by the fingers of her right hand. Speaking in Arabic, she was pleading for help from her employer as her Kuwaiti madam was taking a video and telling the maid to "Come, crazy!"
GRAPHIC WARNING:  THE FOLLOWING VIDEO SHOWS A WOMAN FALLING FROM A TALL APARTMENT BUILDING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED Trending on social media is an cellphone video of a domestic helper believed to be from Ethiopia. As seen in the short video, the woman is seen clinging outside the 7th floor window of an apartment building literally by the fingers of her right hand. Speaking in Arabic, she was pleading for help from her employer as her Kuwaiti madam was taking a video and telling the maid to "Come, crazy!" Some sources say the woman employer is being detained by the Kuwaiti police following the release of the video in Social Media. Some people speculated that the Ethiopian helper was attempting to escape or take her own life, due to abuse from her employer. Nothing is yet proven otherwise. It is also possible that the helper was merely cleaning the window when she lost her balance. It is actually common to see household helpers in the middle east cleaning apartment windows. Another video below shows a similar situation, this time in Jordan. The domestic helper is later seen being assisted by civil defense personnel, which means she is alive. It is reported that she suffered from several fractures. The impact of her fall was absorbed by the soft roofing material of where she landed.


Some sources say the woman employer is being detained by the Kuwaiti police following the release of the video in Social Media. 
GRAPHIC WARNING:  THE FOLLOWING VIDEO SHOWS A WOMAN FALLING FROM A TALL APARTMENT BUILDING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED Trending on social media is an cellphone video of a domestic helper believed to be from Ethiopia. As seen in the short video, the woman is seen clinging outside the 7th floor window of an apartment building literally by the fingers of her right hand. Speaking in Arabic, she was pleading for help from her employer as her Kuwaiti madam was taking a video and telling the maid to "Come, crazy!" Some sources say the woman employer is being detained by the Kuwaiti police following the release of the video in Social Media. Some people speculated that the Ethiopian helper was attempting to escape or take her own life, due to abuse from her employer. Nothing is yet proven otherwise. It is also possible that the helper was merely cleaning the window when she lost her balance. It is actually common to see household helpers in the middle east cleaning apartment windows. Another video below shows a similar situation, this time in Jordan. The domestic helper is later seen being assisted by civil defense personnel, which means she is alive. It is reported that she suffered from several fractures. The impact of her fall was absorbed by the soft roofing material of where she landed.

Some people speculated that the Ethiopian helper was attempting to escape or take her own life, due to abuse from her employer. Nothing is yet proven otherwise.


GRAPHIC WARNING:  THE FOLLOWING VIDEO SHOWS A WOMAN FALLING FROM A TALL APARTMENT BUILDING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED Trending on social media is an cellphone video of a domestic helper believed to be from Ethiopia. As seen in the short video, the woman is seen clinging outside the 7th floor window of an apartment building literally by the fingers of her right hand. Speaking in Arabic, she was pleading for help from her employer as her Kuwaiti madam was taking a video and telling the maid to "Come, crazy!" Some sources say the woman employer is being detained by the Kuwaiti police following the release of the video in Social Media. Some people speculated that the Ethiopian helper was attempting to escape or take her own life, due to abuse from her employer. Nothing is yet proven otherwise. It is also possible that the helper was merely cleaning the window when she lost her balance. It is actually common to see household helpers in the middle east cleaning apartment windows. Another video below shows a similar situation, this time in Jordan. The domestic helper is later seen being assisted by civil defense personnel, which means she is alive. It is reported that she suffered from several fractures. The impact of her fall was absorbed by the soft roofing material of where she landed.


It is also possible that the helper was merely cleaning the window when she lost her balance. It is actually known that some middle east employers ask or force their household helpers to clean everything including apartment windows. Another video below shows this dangerous situation, but this time in Jordan.

The domestic helper in the viral video is later seen being assisted by civil defense personnel, which means she is alive. It is reported that she suffered from several fractures. The impact of her fall was absorbed by the soft roofing material of where she landed.



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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Because of touching and hugging his Pinay maid, Malaysian gets jail, caning


A Malaysian employer has been sentenced to 11 months in prison and three strokes of a cane for molesting his Filipina domestic helper in Singapore.  According to the report, Jacob Kumar Ross B. Isaac Ross, 40, a Singapore permanent resident, had begun touching and hugging the 30-year-old Filipina inappropriately from January 1 to 10, 2016.  This happened when the Pinay maid started to work for his family.



A Malaysian employer has been sentenced to 11 months in prison and three strokes of a cane for molesting his Filipina domestic helper in Singapore.

According to the report, Jacob Kumar Ross B. Isaac Ross, 40, a Singapore permanent resident, had begun touching and hugging the 30-year-old Filipina inappropriately from January 1 to 10, 2016.

This happened when the Pinay maid started to work for his family.



In court, it said that the Filipina did not like what his employer doing and rejected the Malaysian every time.

Sometime after January 10, 2016, he told her that he “wants her by the end of the month.”

Afraid and terrified, the Pinay domestic helper decided to inform her agent and the wife of his employer.

Ross got a warning and been asked to stop molesting his domestic worker.

He apologized to the victim. But not long after, he told her to apply medicated oil on his lower back, using a roller.

The Pinay got worried again and inform his wife who took her on March 9 to a police station to make a report.




Last February 28, Ross was sentenced to 11 months in prison and three strokes of the cane after he admitted to two of four counts of molesting the victim.

According to Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Chee Ee Ling, Ross had abused his position of authority, and it was not something that occurred on impulse but a sexual harassment that happened continually over a span of four days.



It narrates that on January 7, in the children's room, Ross entered and kissed the victim. She pushed him away and told him he could not kiss her because she was his maid.

Two days later, he again molested her and hugged her while she was working in the children’s room.

When she pushed him away, he asked whether she wanted to see his private parts. 

She said no and immediately turned away and left.

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