Overseas Filipino Workers are called the modern-day heroes without a reason. OFWs are willing to sacrifice their happiness not only for their families but also for the country. A lot of them are deciding to move and work abroad to seek better work opportunities and give their families in the Philippines a better future.
Unfortunately, some of these Filipino workers are facing dangers at some point in their lives while working overseas. Some of them are suffering from diseases while there are some who are being abused physically and mentally by their employers. Even after complaining and seeking help, their cries just fall on deaf ears.
This is a similar case to domestic helpers Blesilda T. Metoda and Jennyvie Balitcha Liwanag.
Abused by Her Employer’s Son
The two OFWs, Blesilda T. Metoda and Jennyvie Balitcha Liwanag, are working as household helpers for a family in Saudi Arabia. Even though there are two Filipino workers in the family, that did not stop the family from abusing them.
In a video shared by their neighbor in Palawan, they were in a room where one of them is folding clothes while the other one is trying to make a baby fall asleep by singing a lullaby when suddenly, a boy barged in and hit one of the domestic helpers.
Even if she is trying to tell the boy to stop, the boy continuously slaps and kicks the poor domestic helper.
The boy was also screaming “Anna, not kill me, I didn’t do any harm!” (possibly to get his parents’ attention) while still hurting the domestic helper. Since the boy is her employers’ son, she doesn’t have any choice but to be patient and accept the ***** from the young child.
Watch the video here:
It is still unknown whether they are experiencing the same ***** from their employers or if they already reported the issue to their respective agencies. We hope that this case will be settled immediately, especially since the safety of our kababayans are being risked.