Nine overseas Filipino domestic workers are still reeling from inhumane treatment and various forms of violence that the International Labor Organization sought to eradicate more than 10 years ago.
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A Filipina domestic helper stranded in Saudi Arabia is asking the government to have her repatriated so she can undergo hemorrhoid surgery.
For the past five years, all that 10 Filipino migrant workers stranded in Saudi Arabia can see are the ceilings and walls of their former employer’s housing facility. On most days, their spirits are dampened. Still, they hope to be reunited with their families someday.
“The OFWs contribute so much to the country’s economy. They call us the modern-day heroes, but they treat us this way. Is this how you treat heroes? POLO-OWWA has the funds, yet they are taking a long time to bring us home?”
BY HANNAH FAITH DORMIDO Bulatlat Posted 2:51 p.m., April 25, 2008 “There is an ongoing call for the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who remain stranded in Saudi Arabia, including the most vocal leaders who are at the forefront of the campaign to expose the lies and inhumanity they now endure,” said Connie Bragas-Regalado,…
No doubt, the stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) recently deported back to the Philippines are rushing to be with their families. But before getting home, they have called on Philippine officials to act on their problems. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 11, April 20-26, 2008 No doubt, the stranded overseas…