A Facebook user named Delia Caing brought a sad news to social media when she posted a fellow kababayan who just died in Lebanon. Delia announced the death of Irene Grace Meliton Labarete who hailed from NCR Northeast, Manila. She died at Saint George’s Hospital Ashcrafieh, Lebanon. However, it isn’t clear on her post what caused the death of the said OFW. According to Delia, Irene is an undocumented OFW (TNT). She then seeks for monetary assistance for Irene in any amount from concerned citizens which will be a big help for the OFW and her bereaved family. For those who would like to help, Delia listed the following names: A: Insaft Lebanon. Domestic Workers Assistant ; Chairman; Myra Aragon B: OFWGME: Chairman : Ai Lyn C: OFW KapitKamay Group Chairman ;Florend
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Thanks to the video of a Filipina domestic helper which became viral, the poor domestic helper from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is finally safe from her abusive employer. In the viral video, it can be that a woman is speaking wholeheartedly throughout the video. The woman was identified as EdrelynCauntoy. According to Cauntoy, her employer locked her inside a stockroom and was only fed with noodles at night and was even made to eat spoiled rice. This all happened after her Saudi Arabia ID got expired. “Simula ho kasi nung 12 ng gabi, pinababa ako ng amo kong babae rito. Sabi niya po dito nalang po ako sa baba. Mag-antay nalang daw po ako dito po sa stockroom,” says Edrelyn. These irregular meals made her feel sick. “Hilung-Hilo narinpoako. Masamanapoangpakiramd
The extra baggage allowance will be given upon check-in of the guest at the airport. Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), once again offers 25 kilograms of additional free baggage allowance to UAE residents travelling from Dubai to Manila. Starting March 1 until Nov 30, 2018, all passengers originating from Dubai travelling to Manila with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40 kilograms will be receiving additional 25 kilograms baggage allowance, free-of-charge.* The extra baggage allowance will be given upon check-in of the guest at the airport. It has been a tradition for Overseas Filipinos to bring food or gifts, known as ‘pasalubongs’, from their destinations to their families and friends back home. Many Filipinos ship a ‘balikabayan’ box filled with gifts several day
President Rodrigo Duterte insisted that the deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to Kuwait will be sustained and opened the possibility of expanding it to other countries with reported cases of maltreatment of employees from the Philippines. “The ban will continue, and it will extend to other countries. Mahirapan sila, well, humihingi na ako ng tawad sa inyo. Wala akong kaplano na ipadala kayo [overseas Filipino workers] doon tapos babuyin kayo. Hindi ko style ‘yan,” Duterte said in a speech before Filipino-Chinese businessmen at the Manila Hotel on Monday, GMA News reported. Duterte once again underscored his demand to Kuwait and other Arab countries to treat their Filipino employees with dignity and respect. “I repeat, the Filipino is a slave of nobody. The Fi
A video of an OFW in Saudi Arabia showcasing her “out of the box” cooking method has gone viral over the internet. The Filipina overseas worker, identified as Red L Lee, uploaded a Facebook video of her using a flat iron to cook her meal. In the 3 minutes and 24 seconds video that she uploaded on Facebook, Lee shows how she fries seven pieces of small sausages in a pan placed on a flat iron turned upside down. The Pinay household worker also vented her frustration with a touch of humor in her post claiming that her employer does not feed her properly. “Ang hirap maging isang OFW lalo na kung ang amo ay madamot sa pagkain. Kahit itlog lang na lutuin nagagalit pa. Ang saklap pa kahit patago ka na magluto na aamoy nya pa! May pagka pusa talaga ang kamil,” she posted. Lee ex
Joanna Daniela Demafelis, her sister broke into tears and tried to embrace the casket. The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait has been returned to the Philippines to her grieving family. A sister of Joanna Daniela Demafelis broke into tears and tried to embrace the casket but was pulled away at the Manila airport Friday. Demafelis's death is the latest tragedy to befall a Filipino worker abroad and the government banned Filipino workers from being deployed to Kuwait since her body was found. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said at the airport that Kuwait was also outraged by the death of Demafelis and will do everything to render justice. Source Body of Filipina Maid Found Inside Freezer in Kuwait The embassy...
In an exclusive interview of Bombo Radyo Legazpi with Bicol Partylist Representative Alfredo “Pido” Garbin, the legislator claimed the Duterte administration is prepared to provide livelihood programs to affected OFWs who will repatriate from Kuwait even before the President had announced the total ban of deploying OFWs to the country. Garbin confirmed that the Philippine government can provide livelihood to more than 265,000 OFWs in Kuwait should they decide to go back to the Philippines. Apparently, the purpose of President Duterte’s travel to Kuwait is to strengthen the protection of the employees after the mysterious deaths of Filipino workers but the recent discovery of the dead body of the Filipina OFW inside a freezer even made the President feel enraged and furious. The em
The labour department said they still have to thresh out other details, specifically on the workers that would be covered by the order. Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to issue on Monday a total deployment ban order of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. "A formal order on total deployment ban will be issued by Secretary (Silvestre) Bello on Monday," said DOLE Spokesperson Raul Francia on Saturday. The DOLE official said they still have to thresh out other details, specifically on the workers that would be covered by the order. "(Regarding new recruits), that has to be clarified in the order to be issued by the Secretary on Monday," Francia said. With this, he noted that the labour chief is set to meet with two airline co...
Recently, a post made on social media by a certain Prinsipe Min Jay broke the hearts of many upon seeing one Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) on a wheelchair who is in dire need for medical attention. According to the post, the OFW who was identified as Asnia Rashed Dumato was working in Saudi Arabia. At the airport, she was held at the airport and was not allowed by Philippine Airlines to board because she needs medication. It was then not clear why she was not allowed to ride on the plane. Based on the comments of the netizens who claimed to know her, she had been maltreated by her employer that’s why she can’t walk for being weak. Some of them assumed that she was raped and threatened not to say what actually happened to her as her eyes showed so much pain and fear. Some even sa
An OFW died in Kuwait last December Her body was flown back to the country on January 5 The OFW’s internal organs, including the tongue, brain, kidneys, lungs and eyes were missing Relatives of an overseas Filipino worker who died in Kuwait are seeking answers to a lot of questions regarding their relative’s death. The OFW, identified as Liezl Trus Hukdong, reportedly took her own life in Kuwait. Liezl’s employer told her relatives last December 19, 2017 that she died after hanging herself, which the relatives said was hard to believe. As per an Inquirer story, Liezl’s body was flown back to the country on January 5 and was taken to a funeral parlor where it was discovered that her tongue, kidneys, lungs, brain and eyes were missing. Only the intestines remained. If s