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
A Filipina OFW received a house and lot from her UAE employer. Her employer also promised to fund the construction of her dream house. She started working in her employer’s household in 1998. A Filipina OFW (overseas Filipino worker) received Dh 23,000 (around PHP 315,000) from her employer in Abu-Dhabi. According to The Filipino Times, Dina Tenerife Celo wanted to buy a piece of land in her hometown in Camarines Sur. Her employer Melissa McPike then promised to fund the construction of her dream home and even told her that she would be her first visitor once the house is done. “Mangiyak-ngiyak ako sa sobrang tuwa… ‘Di ko yun inaasahan. Randomly, inabot nalang ni Ma’am Missa ‘yung pera sa akin. Sabi n’ya alam daw nilang wala akong naipon man lang dahil tumutulong din
An abused Filipina domestic helper was rescued by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Kuwait, GMA News' JP Soriano reported no 24 Oras on Thursday. The OFW was rescued after her aunt in the Philippines, Jane Continente, reported the abuse to OWWA. "Namaga 'yung mata niya tapos nung nalaman na nagkokontak [siya] sa magulang, binabatukan at tsaka sinusuntok na sa katawan, tapos hindi nga sila pinapakain. Isang beses lang sa isang araw. Tapos pina-padlock sila sa bahay," Continente said. Continente said her niece left for Kuwait to work as a domestic helper in March last year. "Mag-trabaho ka na ibinigay mo 'yung buong puso mo yung pagtatrabaho mo, tapos makaranas ka pa ng pang-mamaltrato, parang pinaka-mahirap yata na maranasan mo yun," she said. OWWA was...
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday called on host countries to treat Filipinos well, following the remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte on the possibility of banning the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait. "Basically, ang instruction niya sa akin, make it clear to the world Filipinos are happy to work for you, happy to serve you, happy to be in your country. We will endeavor…but treat us humanely, humanely means as human beings," Cayetano said. "We are not property. We are not inanimate things. We are not machines that pagka-sinuwelduhan niyo, pwede na lang ganunin. But we don't want to generalize," he added. Cayetano said the President has asked for the study of the ban's possibility. DFA officials will meet with the Kuwaiti ambassador to raise
A sad day for one of our kabayans in Kuwait as a Filipina allegedly committed suicide only a couple of days before New Year. It was mentioned that she was found inside her room limp and hanging with a rope around her neck until the police cut her down leaving her in a very disturbing position in her photo below. Marife Librada – also known as Bhiee Bii Acer in FB – worked in Kuwait as an Overseas Filipino Worker and was found dead in her room allegedly committing suicide just a couple of days before New Years Eve. She is also the sister of Super Tekla, a stand-up comedian and host of GMA7’s variety show, Wowowin. The incident spread like wild fire especially with the multiple Facebook posts that followed a few days after. Her room was locked the whole time, and she did not even c