Abused OFW Seeks Help for Dreadful Work Conditions in Saudi, Hopes to Go Back Home Soon

Abused OFW Seeks Help for Dreadful Work Conditions in Saudi, Hopes to Go Back Home Soon

Yet another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in the Middle East is asking for help so she could go back home, hopefully soon, because she could no longer bear the harsh working conditions she has to deal with at her abusive employers’ home. In a video she posted on Facebook in hopes that it would reach the authorities and veteran broadcaster Raffy Tulfo, Sol Regina M. Mendoza cries as she narrates the dreadful life she lives in Saudi. While it is true that she and many others like her are in…

Pinay Domestic Helper Dies after Employer Sends Her Home

Pinay Domestic Helper Dies after Employer Sends Her Home

For 13 years, a Filipina worked as domestic helper for an employer in Hong Kong but her family was shocked when she was fired last year and sent home without explanation from her employer. She died a few months later. So, what really happened? According to Kwentong OFW, Lorenza A. Tabucol left her small children back in 1997 to work as domestic helper in Hong Kong. In 2004, she got hired by Agnes Ip who would become her employer for 13 years – until she was unceremoniously dumped and sent…

Russian Tourist Allegedly Kills Endangered Turtle in the Philippines, Gets Jailed

Russian Tourist Allegedly Kills Endangered Turtle in the Philippines, Gets Jailed

An alert ‘bantay dagat’ (sea patrolman) caught a Russian tourist who allegedly killed an endangered turtle at a marine sanctuary off the coast of Dauin, Negros Oriental in central Philippines. Dauin police chief Insp. Bernabe Rubio revealed that their unit received a call from the Dauin Mayor Neil Credo to check on reports that a bantay dagat had caught Russian tourist carrying a dead Green Sea turtle. Upon arriving at the marine sanctuary in Masaplod Sur, Dauin, they were met by Bantay Dagat member Froilan Bantayanon who narrated that he…

Homeowner Sets Up CCTV Cameras after an Envelope with Money Disappears, Catches Own Helper Stealing

Homeowner Sets Up CCTV Cameras after an Envelope with Money Disappears, Catches Own Helper Stealing

These days, it really is difficult to trust that people will be honest to you, especially when money is involved. This is the reason why stories about poor folks returning bags filled with money and valuables will always go viral. But the opposite also goes viral – and this is exemplified by the Facebook post of netizen Abygail Baldonado who shared videos of their house helper stealing from a purse at their home. According to Baldonado, her elder sister lost an undisclosed amount of money which was placed in an…

Alert Jail Officers Find Php11 Million Worth of Shabu inside Coconuts Delivered at Jail for Inmates’ Buko Salad

Alert Jail Officers Find Php11 Million Worth of Shabu inside Coconuts Delivered at Jail for Inmates’ Buko Salad

Buko salad is one of the favorite desserts that Filipinos love to eat. It is a sweet mixture of fruit cocktail, buko (young coconut), milk, and other ingredients such as nata de coco and kaong. But a different kind of ‘buko salad’ has recently gone viral – netizens dubbed this as ‘shabuko’, which literally means ‘shabu in buko’. Oooops. What kind of menu is that? Well, the ‘shabuko’ term arose after alert jail officers managed to intercept around 1kg of shabu hidden inside coconuts delivered for the inmates’ buko salad….

OFW Ended His Own Life Because of Depression

OFW Ended His Own Life Because of Depression

An unknown OFW decided to end his own life when he heard bad news from his family. This man was said to be working in Kabbani Company in Saudi Arabia. On the video, he was called “Alfredo” and the man who was taking the video asked “Anong ginawa niya sa sarili niya” (What did he do to himself?); another man in the video replied “Masaya pa yan kaninang umaga, nagkape pa kami.” (He was happy this morning, we had coffee together) As of the moment, there are no additional information…

8 Pinoy Celebrities Who Had Regular Jobs Before Becoming Famous

8 Pinoy Celebrities Who Had Regular Jobs Before Becoming Famous

We are always inspired by rags-to-riches stories, most especially if it is about our favorite stars and idols. In some way, it makes us feel that we still have a chance at getting a great life no matter how poor we are today. Of course, being rich and famous is something that doesn’t happen overnight, unless you win the lottery. These actors and actresses had certainly gone through a lot to become the stars they are today. But it really is amazing to learn that before they made it big,…

12-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in the Well

12-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in the Well

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – A girl was reported missing last April 29 after her mother and her grandmother noticed that she was not in her bedroom. Then, a day later,  her lifeless body was found in a well just a few meters away from where she lives. “May damit po siya pero nakataas, tapos po yung panty niya hanggang sa tuhod,” according to the chairwoman of Brgy. Mayamot, Baby Sta. Maria, in an interview with ABS-CBN. (She’s still wearing her shirt but her underwear is down to her knees.) The reason…

Foreigners Seen Crying in Boracay after Thieves Stole Their Valuables, Including the Guy’s Slippers!

Foreigners Seen Crying in Boracay after Thieves Stole Their Valuables, Including the Guy’s Slippers!

Boracay is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Philippines but three tourists who went to the island to have fun, ended up in tears because their valuables were stolen by unknown suspects. One of the locals, Jean Cezar Retulin, spotted the three as they were frantically searching for their things on the beach. She said that she noticed the three were distraught and could be seen crying, attracting the attention of other tourists but no one tried to help them. So, Retulin went closer to ask what…

A Government Employee Shouted at a Client Who was Just Asking a Question

A Government Employee Shouted at a Client Who was Just Asking a Question

Government employees, especially those who are facing clients, are expected to be respectful, calm, and efficient despite the long queue. A Facebook user named Ruhzel Faith Dela Cruz posted a picture of a government employee on her social media account. She said that the girl on the picture is working at Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF) in Cavite (Epza-Rosario Branch). Dela Cruz was with her sister, Praise Dela Cruz, when she witnessed the girl on the picture shouted at the woman. “Nanigaw lang naman siya ng isang babaeng nagtatanong sa kanya kung saan…