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Saturday, January 07, 2017

INGAT! 3 Stories of OFW STRUGGLES

Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is never an easy task. It is always accompanied with sacrifice and hardship. As if the OFWs does not have a choice, they will do it for the future of their family.  A facebook user by the name of  Rachel Sarao, posted a video of an OFW named Mae Valencia Yecla as she cries for help. The OFW, who is believed to be deployed in Saudi Arabia, is claiming to be suffering maltreatment. According to her, she has been forced to sleep in the bathroom and given only one meal per day by her employer.   The meal consists of few pieces of bread and cheese.   Feeling miserable and helpless, she asked the help of a friend, who also does not know how to help her. She posted her video on social media hoping that somebody will finally help her friend.  However, an unconfirmed comment on the facebook post claims that he talked to the Saudi based employer and it is not true that the OFW was being maltreated. In fact, according to him, the mobile phone and the internet connection she used was provided by her employer and the OFW was only suffering from homesickness.   Homesickness or maltreatment, OFW misery is real. And if you are not ready for it, do not wish to work abroad.   -----------    An OFW from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia has been reunited with his family after  years of misery abroad, scavenging garbage bins for food. Ferdinand Acapulco, a construction worker in Al Khobar, was one of the distressed OFWs  from a company in Saudi Arabia who suffered loses leaving the employees without salary and stucked in the desert without any assurance of when and how they can get their compensation and finally go home. With the help of a local TV station in the Philippines, Mr. Acapulco is now with his family and was able to be home to celebrate Christmas.       -------   Another sad OFW story went viral on social media recently. It's about the OFW who was robbed by her boyfriend she found online. A facebook video post by Chasty Mangubat has almost 10 million  and the other with almost 3 million views as of this writing.  An OFW from Dubai who was so excited in meeting her boyfriend for the first time. In her mind, the much awaited moment is going to me a memorable one but later found out to be a horrible experience she will never forget in her entire life.  The OFW who has just arrived from Dubai, decided to spend an intimate time with her boyfriend in a hotel before going home and just like in a dream, she woke up and her boyfriend was nowhere to be found taking all her jewelries, cash and other valuables with him and all she can do is cry.     Trusting someone you hardly know can be perilous most of the time and sadly, some people must have to learn it the hard way.

Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is never an easy task.
It is always accompanied with sacrifice and hardship. As if the OFWs does not have a choice, they will do it for the future of their family.

A facebook user by the name of  Rachel Sarao, posted a video of an OFW named Mae Valencia Yecla as she cries for help.
The OFW, who is believed to be deployed in Saudi Arabia, is claiming to be suffering maltreatment. According to her, she has been forced to sleep in the bathroom and given only one meal per day by her employer.



The meal consists of few pieces of bread and cheese.
Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is never an easy task. It is always accompanied with sacrifice and hardship. As if the OFWs does not have a choice, they will do it for the future of their family.  A facebook user by the name of  Rachel Sarao, posted a video of an OFW named Mae Valencia Yecla as she cries for help. The OFW, who is believed to be deployed in Saudi Arabia, is claiming to be suffering maltreatment. According to her, she has been forced to sleep in the bathroom and given only one meal per day by her employer.   The meal consists of few pieces of bread and cheese.   Feeling miserable and helpless, she asked the help of a friend, who also does not know how to help her. She posted her video on social media hoping that somebody will finally help her friend.  However, an unconfirmed comment on the facebook post claims that he talked to the Saudi based employer and it is not true that the OFW was being maltreated. In fact, according to him, the mobile phone and the internet connection she used was provided by her employer and the OFW was only suffering from homesickness.   Homesickness or maltreatment, OFW misery is real. And if you are not ready for it, do not wish to work abroad.   -----------    An OFW from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia has been reunited with his family after  years of misery abroad, scavenging garbage bins for food. Ferdinand Acapulco, a construction worker in Al Khobar, was one of the distressed OFWs  from a company in Saudi Arabia who suffered loses leaving the employees without salary and stucked in the desert without any assurance of when and how they can get their compensation and finally go home. With the help of a local TV station in the Philippines, Mr. Acapulco is now with his family and was able to be home to celebrate Christmas.       -------   Another sad OFW story went viral on social media recently. It's about the OFW who was robbed by her boyfriend she found online. A facebook video post by Chasty Mangubat has almost 10 million  and the other with almost 3 million views as of this writing.  An OFW from Dubai who was so excited in meeting her boyfriend for the first time. In her mind, the much awaited moment is going to me a memorable one but later found out to be a horrible experience she will never forget in her entire life.  The OFW who has just arrived from Dubai, decided to spend an intimate time with her boyfriend in a hotel before going home and just like in a dream, she woke up and her boyfriend was nowhere to be found taking all her jewelries, cash and other valuables with him and all she can do is cry.     Trusting someone you hardly know can be perilous most of the time and sadly, some people must have to learn it the hard way.

Feeling miserable and helpless, she asked the help of a friend, who also does not know how to help her. She posted her video on social media hoping that somebody will finally help her friend.

However, an unconfirmed comment on the facebook post claims that he talked to the Saudi based employer and it is not true that the OFW was being maltreated. In fact, according to him, the mobile phone and the internet connection she used was provided by her employer and the OFW was only suffering from homesickness.

Homesickness or maltreatment, OFW misery is real. And if you are not ready for it, do not wish to work abroad.


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An OFW from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia has been reunited with his family after  years of misery abroad, scavenging garbage bins for food.
Ferdinand Acapulco, a construction worker in Al Khobar, was one of the distressed OFWs  from a company in Saudi Arabia who suffered loses leaving the employees without salary and stucked in the desert without any assurance of when and how they can get their compensation and finally go home.
With the help of a Coco Martin and local TV station in the Philippines, Mr. Acapulco is now with his family and was able to be home to celebrate Christmas.
Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is never an easy task. It is always accompanied with sacrifice and hardship. As if the OFWs does not have a choice, they will do it for the future of their family.  A facebook user by the name of  Rachel Sarao, posted a video of an OFW named Mae Valencia Yecla as she cries for help. The OFW, who is believed to be deployed in Saudi Arabia, is claiming to be suffering maltreatment. According to her, she has been forced to sleep in the bathroom and given only one meal per day by her employer.   The meal consists of few pieces of bread and cheese.   Feeling miserable and helpless, she asked the help of a friend, who also does not know how to help her. She posted her video on social media hoping that somebody will finally help her friend.  However, an unconfirmed comment on the facebook post claims that he talked to the Saudi based employer and it is not true that the OFW was being maltreated. In fact, according to him, the mobile phone and the internet connection she used was provided by her employer and the OFW was only suffering from homesickness.   Homesickness or maltreatment, OFW misery is real. And if you are not ready for it, do not wish to work abroad.   -----------    An OFW from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia has been reunited with his family after  years of misery abroad, scavenging garbage bins for food. Ferdinand Acapulco, a construction worker in Al Khobar, was one of the distressed OFWs  from a company in Saudi Arabia who suffered loses leaving the employees without salary and stucked in the desert without any assurance of when and how they can get their compensation and finally go home. With the help of a local TV station in the Philippines, Mr. Acapulco is now with his family and was able to be home to celebrate Christmas.       -------   Another sad OFW story went viral on social media recently. It's about the OFW who was robbed by her boyfriend she found online. A facebook video post by Chasty Mangubat has almost 10 million  and the other with almost 3 million views as of this writing.  An OFW from Dubai who was so excited in meeting her boyfriend for the first time. In her mind, the much awaited moment is going to me a memorable one but later found out to be a horrible experience she will never forget in her entire life.  The OFW who has just arrived from Dubai, decided to spend an intimate time with her boyfriend in a hotel before going home and just like in a dream, she woke up and her boyfriend was nowhere to be found taking all her jewelries, cash and other valuables with him and all she can do is cry.     Trusting someone you hardly know can be perilous most of the time and sadly, some people must have to learn it the hard way.






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Another sad OFW story went viral on social media recently.
It's about the OFW who was robbed by her boyfriend she found online.
A facebook video post by Chasty Mangubat has almost 10 million  and the other with almost 3 million views as of this writing.

An OFW from Dubai who was so excited in meeting her boyfriend for the first time. In her mind, the much awaited moment is going to me a memorable one but later found out to be a horrible experience she will never forget in her entire life.

The OFW who has just arrived from Dubai, decided to spend an intimate time with her boyfriend in a hotel before going home and just like in a dream, she woke up and her boyfriend was nowhere to be found taking all her jewelries, cash and other valuables with him and all she can do is cry.





Trusting someone you hardly know can be perilous most of the time and sadly, some people must have to learn it the hard way.



©2016 THOUGHTSKOTO

Monday, February 01, 2016

THIS YOUNG MAN SCAMMED ALMOST 200 OFWS, GIVING HIM THOUSANDS OF THEIR MONEY

An OFW hiding under the name Marie was a victim of a suspected scammer, losing her hard earned money that she saved for 2 years while working overseas. It was supposed to be an investment that could earn up to 40% a week, but in the end, it turned out to be a scam.

A 21-years old suspect named Bonjomar Laguna whom she only met on Facebook was sweet-talking and seemingly convincing that she eventually invested up to P50,000.

She begun to panic when the suspect deactivated his Facebook account after several weeks that Marie was complaining of not receiving her promised 40% pay-out. It was a nightmare. Just last month, when found out that the suspect’s Facebook account was again reactivated she talked to the guy and eventually they agreed to meet for her to give another P200,000 as another set of investment, and that's when she asked the help of the police which lead to Laguna’s arrest.
Unfortunately, Laguna admitted that there are around 300 people that was victimized and around 150 to 200 of them are overseas Filipino workers.
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Warning From Bureau of Customs: Honey, My Love Email Scam

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The Bureau of Customs issued a statement regarding email scams. "The public is being warned to avoid and report any transaction similar to the above mentioned scam. You may contact Bureau of Customs Public Assistance Hotline: (02) 7056052/(02)7056067.
Do not hesitate to report any scrupulous transaction using the name of the bureau. We appreciate your cooperation on the matter."
Customs warn the public that they don't send invoices or emails asking people to pay for parcels or packages, and payments are not sent to personal accounts or money transfers.


©2015 THOUGHTSKOTO

Monday, October 26, 2015

OFW GOING TO HONGKONG, AGAIN A VICTIM OF LAGLAG BALA AT NAIA?


UPDATE 2: 

 An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was arrested for allegedly having a bullet in her luggage is in danger of losing her job in Hong Kong, her lawyer said Tuesday. 



An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was arrested for allegedly having a bullet in her luggage is in danger of losing her job in Hong Kong, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Atty. Spocky Farolan said his client, Gloria Ortinez, a household worker in Hong Kong, has yet to receive help from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
"Ito po ang nakakalungkot: sa dami-dami na po ng mga government agency at mga opisyal na nagbigay ng pahayag, nagtataka po kami kung bakit wala pa kahit isa na pormal na komunikasyon na kami ay natanggap. Ni hindi pa man lang kami tinatawagan kahit ng OWWA para kamustahin ang kalagayan ni Nanay Gloria," Farolan told radio dzMM.
Farolan said they are independently clarifying Ortinez's employment status with her employer.
"Pagdating naman po sa kanyang employment, sa inisyal na usapan, baka nga po may panganib na baka hindi na talaga siya makabalik sa kanyang employer pero kinaklaro pa po namin. Ayaw pa po naming magsalita nang tapos hanggat hindi pa po nakakausap ulit iyung kanyang employer," he said.
Ortinez has been forced to stay in the country pending the investigation of her case.
Farolan added that Ortinez's employers had watched an interview on Umagang Kay Ganda where she said she is traumatized by her arrest after an airport screener found a bullet inside her bag.
News Source:http://mobile.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/11/03/15/ofw-tanim-bala-victim-may-lose-job-lawyer/

"Siyempre po, tulad ng kinatatakutan, kahit mahal na mahal siya ng kanyang employer, siyempre may agam-agam na sila... Umaasa kami na sana nga po, makabalik pa siya sa kanyang employer na ito. Pero kung hindi man, sa kasamaang palad, nandoon na iyung posibilidad na hindi," he said.
Ortinez earlier said she did not know about the bullet, especially since there was no bullet detected in her bag when she was at the Laoag International Airport.
She was later released without having to post bail after the fiscal's office said the evidence submitted by the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group is questionable.
PO3 Careen de Padua and PO1 Rommel Ballesteros were removed from their posts after the bullet they submitted to the fiscal's office was different from the one allegedly found in Ortinez's bag.
Ortinez also claimed that the airport officials who apprehended her forced her to pick up the bullet.
Farolan said ABS-CBN has helped Ortinez in seeking immediate help from a psychiatrist. The OFW is also coordinating with doctors from the University of the Philippines for long-term counseling.
Ortinez's camp is also seeking help from the Office of the Ombudsman should the OWWA remain impassive.
"Pinag-aaralan po namin kung ano iyung mga worst case scenario, paano nga kapag hindi na tinanggap--ano ba ang mga options, ano ang mga pwedeng gawin. Kasi po, officially, wala pa kaming counselling na ganoon na inaasahan sana namin na sa OWWA manggagaling," Farolan said.
"May kapangyarihan po ang Ombudsman na mag-imbestiga at maaari rin nilang utusan ang NBI. Dahil iyun ang mas sanay sa pagsasaliksik, ang NBI at DOJ, para talagang aralin sino ba talaga ang may pakana nito," he added. 
Another victim, another OFW from Hongkong was a victim of LAGLAG BALA GANG. We call on the attention of our leaders to investigate this matter and to put a lot of CCTV's in the area. I think, I believe, as an OFW, this woman is innocent and is a victim of the laglag-bala gang. What will be the benefit of bringing one piece of bullet in exchange for her dreams and aspirations for 30 years as OFW?
screenshot from ABS-CBN News

This news via HONGKONG NEWS: A domestic worker bound for Hong Kong was prevented from leaving the Philippines after security personnel found a bullet in her bag. Members of the Office for Transportation Security [OTS] claimed that they found a bullet of a Carbine rifle in her hand carry bag on Sunday afternoon at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 2.  Gloria Ortinez, 56, claimed that she was a victim of “tanim bala” (bullet planting) when she arrived at the NAIA terminal 4 at 4:30 p.m. from Laoag International Airport on October 25, 2015. 
She said she transferred to NAIA Terminal 2 for her supposed 7:00 p.m. flight for Hong Kong when OTS personnel allegedly planted a bullet of carbine rifle in her hand carry bag when it went through the x-ray machine at the NAIA Terminal 2 departure area.Ortinez said all her life she had never seen a bullet of a Carbine rifle and she worked in Hong Kong for more than 20 years as domestic helper.
Ortinez was detained after the PNP AVESEU-NCR filed an illegal possession of live ammunition against her before the Pasay City prosecutor’s office on Monday afternoon. The victim is languishing behind bars after she failed to post a bail of P80,000 for her temporary liberty. Read more here

OLD CASES OF LAGLAG-BALA HERE

Why it is More Safer To Wrap Your Baggages When You Travel?




MIAA Manager Honrado Defends the Arrest of OFW in Laglag-Bala Incident

UPDATE:


Ms Gloria Ortinez, our OFW who was arrested at NAIA can go back to Hong Kong tonight or tomorrow according to Eppie...
Posted by Joey Ortega on Monday, October 26, 2015



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Friday, October 02, 2015

OTS Officers Will Not Be Charged For Planting Bullets on Passengers Luggage?

Earlier today, Undersecretary Roland Recomono said there are only two reported incidents of bullets being planted in the luggage or travelers. And there is no enough evidence showing that there is indeed a syndicate. 




He added that there is no cctv footage that will prove that those bullets had been placed there by his staffs.




The two OTS officers had been fired and will be charged for not following the protocol to report about the contraband and for accepting money from De Guzman. In Michael White's case, they said that their investigation also did not prove that the bullets had been planted in his luggage.

However it has been reported that were 5 separate incidents this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) where bullets were found in the luggage of passengers. 
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