A Filipina domestic helper in Hong Kong was put in jail by for allegedly stealing her employer’s earrings. However, after sending the OFW to jail, the employer left and took a holiday.
According to THE SUN, Melinda Estalonio had been working for a nurse employer in Chun Mau House, Ko Chun Court, Yautong. On December 22, Estalonio’s friend contacted THE SUN and asked for help because they cannot contact her.
Apparently, the friends had agreed to prepare and cook food for their Christmas get together. Unfortunately, they can no longer reach Estalonio so they decided to look for her that morning.
The friends went to the flat to check on Estalonio but they claimed no one was answering while they were knocking at the door. Shortly, they learned from the guard that the OFW had been taken by the police on the night of December 18 for charges of theft by her employer.
Three days after Estalonio had been arrested, her employers had left for an overseas tour.
Upon knowing where she is, her friends headed to Kwuntung police but were advised that Estalonio was not there. But with the help of the Consulate’s assistance to nationals section, her friends were able to find her on Christmas Day, December 25, in Tai Lam Women’s Correctional where she was brought after being charged in court.
Meanwhile, it was learned that Estalonio who had been working loyally for 12 years as an OFW in Hong Kong was planning to go home for good. She was even looking forward to be paid by her employer for her long service. Sadly, she had been put into jail and was facing a charge of theft.
The OFW’s case is set for another hearing in Kwuntong Court on January 30, 2018.