It may be sad, but the reality is OFWs don’t only suffer because of their employer’s maltreatment but because of fellow Filipinos as well.
Illegal recruiter victim
Maria Carolina Valdez Maniling, an OFW in Dubai is one of the many victims of fellow Filipinos illegal recruiters. Maria shared a video of herself on Facebook asking for help.
Maria said that she arrived in Dubai on October 11, 2018, with a tourist visa. Her Philippine agent is Alma Sagun, and Dubai agent is Jannah Deeas.
According to Maria, she along with her companions went straight to Janna Deeas house upon arrival. In the morning, they were fetched by Madam Maryan Sulayman to Sarja. The next morning they were each delivered to different employers whom their agents have talked to.
Maria added that in exchange for this agreement, agents were paid 8,000 Derhams. Maria was sent to Abu Dhabi City in Madinat Zayed Daman Villa 2-A.
Falls into the hands of mean employer
However, Maria falls into the hands of a bad employer. During her first-week stay in his Pakistani employer, Maria was abused. She was not fed, imprisoned, and hurt by employer’s son. Worst, her employer refused to give her salary.
Moreover, her tourist visa expires, but her employer didn’t bother to renew it, even her agent Janna Deeas. After 3 days, she was fetched by Janna’s siblings, process her exit from Sarja to Bahrain. But she was told by the agents that she needs to pay all of their expenses amounting from 120k-140k pesos. Now, Maria is in the accommodation in Tad-beer, imprisoned, without food and water.
Maria Carolina Valdez Maniling Passport number: P0712431A, contact number: 0565308593. Husband, Ernesto Rabang Maniling, contact number: 09462757381. Philippine agent, Alma Sagun, contact number : +971523066384. Dubai agent, Jannah Deeas, contact number: 0504304336.