HEARTBREAKING: OFW sa Hongkong Pinalayas sa Amo Niya Dahil Sa Kanyang Kalusugan - Daily Buzz PH

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

HEARTBREAKING: OFW sa Hongkong Pinalayas sa Amo Niya Dahil Sa Kanyang Kalusugan


This OFW in Hong Kong was thrown out of an apartment by her employer.
She stood along the cold streets of Hong Kong at 2:30 AM with all of her belongings.
She has cancer and acute renal failure.
According to a recent study conducted by students at Hong Kong University, domestic helpers in the country experience abuse and unfair employment terms. The students issued a warning to over 70 percent of agencies to end this trend or else the city will experience a negative economic effect as workers will look for safer countries to work at.
This is the reality of being an Overseas Filipino worker (OFW). Working abroad often guarantees your next paycheck, but not your safety.
A viral Facebook post by Carla Temporosa proved that some Hong Kong employers are just plain inhumane. Along with several photos, her post titled ‘INHUMANITY IN HONG KONG’ was fraught with warning.
I am calling the attention of the Hong Kong Government, the Philippine Government, Hong Kong and Filipino citizens as well as citizens of the world to pay attention to the plight of all domestic helpers everywhere, especially those who become ill and are employed by inhumane employers, who in most cases are well-educated people. One of the photos shows a helper who is suffering from cancer and acute renal failure standing on the street in Hong Kong at 2:30 a.m. after being thrown out of her employer’s apartment. The employers could not wait until later in the day even though they knew that she was seriously ill. Had it not been for the kindness of a friend, she could have died on the streets of Hong Kong. The other photos show her medical condition when she was dismissed and thrown out. Stricter employment laws need to be introduced and implemented to protect all workers, especially domestic helpers, from being exploited and abused. Domestic helpers who have humane employers should really appreciate their kindness. I hope this message encourages governments and people to reflect on what it means to be a human being.”
One photo showed a woman standing along the sidewalk at 2:30 AM with all of her belongings. Turns out, she was thrown out of the apartment by her employer. Even worse, she was suffering from cancer and acute renal failure. Thankfully, a friend of hers came to her rescue. If she wasn’t taken in by her friend, she could’ve died on the cold streets of Hong Kong.
A similar kind of abuse also happens to many OFWs in the Middle East. Earlier this year, the Philippine government considered banning the deployment of OFWs to Saudi Arabia as more and more complaints of abuse surfaced.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has already assigned groups who will strictly monitor the situation of OFWs in Saudi Arabia. He said that if they fail to report incidents of abuses, they will be replaced.

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