A mother of a Pinay Domestic worker went to Brigada News Cotabato to seek help for her maltreated daughter.
According to the mother, Leticia, her daughter, Manilyn Serbano, was sold by her employer to another person. When asked when did it happen, Leticia answered that it has not been a month since Manilyn was sold to another person. Also, Leticia said that Manilyn has been working as a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia for over a year now. Her contract is supposedly due this April 2020.
Other than that, Leticia also mentioned that Manilyn only managed to bring the clothes she’s wearing when she was transferred to another household. All her personal belongings were still in her previous employer’s house.
Leticia already reported her daughter’s situation to the POEA and OWWA, but she was told to wait as they are still verifying Leticia’s claim.
When asked by one of the Brigada News Cotabato reporters, how she learned about her daughter’s situation if she has any contact with her, Leticia answered that it was cut-off when Manilyn was transferred to another employer. Leticia only learned about her daughter’s situation through the latter’s friend, whom she asked to approach her mother to seek help.
Besides, Leticia said that Manilyn’s salary when she’s still working from her previous employer is always delayed. There was a time that it was three months delayed. Other than that, Leticia also talks about a picture she saw before, where Manilyn’s body is full of blood. An indication that she was maltreated by her previous employer.
Leticia seeks help from the different bodies of the Philippine agency to help Manilyn be repatriated in the Philippines.
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