Another group of overseas Filipino workers who were affected by the country’s lockdown due to COVID19 asks to be rescued.
According to them, it’s been two months since the lockdown but both their agency and company are pointing fingers to who should help them. Added that it seems like their company is not paying the agency, the reason that the agency won’t take responsibility for them. And won’t process their papers going home.
“Almost 2 months na po kaming nakatengga 19 people po kami ,
legal papers po kami lahat. Lalo na wala kaming nilabag na batas, Parehas po kami pinagtatabuyan ng companya at agency namin.
Nagtuturuan po silang dalawa ang alam ko po yung companya namin ang hindi nag babayad kay agency kaya po kami naiipit . Hindi po nila inaasikaso pag uwi namin.”
Moreover, the OFW said that their salary was not given to them as well and even work benefits. What’s worst is they are being expelled from their Villa. The other OFWs were not allowed to go inside the Villa and some were sleeping in the parking lot.
“Di po nila binigay yung last salary pati benefits. Masakit pa po dun pinapaalis pa kami ng Villa. Yung ibang kasamahan ko po dina pinapapasok ng vila yung iba din natutulog sa parking lot. Sana po matulungan nio kami kabayan. Maipaabot sa kinauukulan.”
They are a total of 19 OFWs. Their agency’s name is JUSSUR EMDAD International Rec. Company. And their company is Althawaqh food Company.
Truly, social media plays a big role in OFWs safety especially those who need immediate help. The 19 OFWs are now safe and already in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office POLO. They extend their thanks to the people who actively shared their situation across Facebook and diligently informed POLO Riyadh.