Kuwait is one of the oldest destinations for Filipinos when it comes to overseas jobs. For this reason, many have already gambled their way to come to this land. Filipinos often take jobs as domestic helpers to help their family in the Philippines. Stories about domestic violence, death, or brutal murders of our fellow Filipinos are not stopping them to get to this land and that promise of a better future.
She Got Beaten
Vivian Perez is one of our tough Pinays who endures the hardship of being a domestic helper. Vivian had an encounter with her employer’s child. She stated that the child cursed her and she cursed back in response.
“Binugbog po ako ng kapatid ng amo kong lalaki dahil sa pagmumura ko sa bata. Tapos, Minura nya rin ako kaya minura ko rin sya.”
The cursing was heard by the child’s Uncle. As a consequence, she received some beating.
“Nagalit sya lalo sa akin nung lumaban ako sa kanya. Binugbog nya ako ng sobra”
Vivian’s eyes were severely damaged and she could barely keep her eyes open. Vivian is now safe in the Philippine Embassy.
Arnell Arevalo Ignacioさんの投稿 2018年5月27日日曜日
Ironically, Vivian’s misfortune is drawing mixed emotions from our fellow Filipinos. In a Facebook post where she has shared her story, a lot of Filipinos shared their thoughts on whose fault it was that the incident happened.
For instance, one Fellow Filipino said that the President should not have lifted the ban because domestic helpers are not able to easily go to the Embassy to seek help compared to skilled workers.
“Sana kasi Mr. President hindi mo kinuha ang ban para sa mga DH dito sa Kuwait. Skilled okay pa yon kasi nasa labas sila mabilis sila makahingi ng tulong….”
Moreover, Another Netizen stated that Vivian received the beating because she also cursed the child.
” Sa Pagkakaalam ko minura ng housemaid ung alaga nya at narinig iyon ng kapatid ng amo nya. Nung sinita sya ng amo nya eh minura din ung amo….”
All things considered, lifting the ban may have helped our fellow Filipinos to continue to provide for the needs of their family. The Government is still trying to guarantee the safety of our Filipino workers in Kuwait. Consequently, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed last May 17, 2018, and the provision of the agreement includes a 24/7 hotline and establishing of a special police unit in answering complaints, assurance of access to phones, and a prevention against confiscation of passports.