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. Masamanapoangpakiramdamko,” says Cauntoy.
Edrelyn appealed for help through the video, saying that she wants to go back to the Philippines.
“Sana po matulungan niyo po ako makauwi na, kasi po hindi ko na kaya dito. Ayoko nang magtiis dito. Gusto ko na talaga pong umuwi,” she says.
Fortunately, her family got to see the video and immediately asked the help of authorities.
Just this Wednesday afternoon, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) representative informed the family of the OFW that she was already rescued from her employer.
Cauntoy will be repatriated after getting her exit visa, says OWWA.
According to her relatives, Cauntoy decided to work abroad to help send her siblings to school and finance the construction of their house.
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