Domestic helper in Saudi wants to go home for surgery

Nora Prequencia, a Filipina domestic helper stranded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A Filipina domestic helper stranded in Saudi Arabia is asking the government to have her repatriated so she can undergo hemorrhoid surgery. “I just want to go home. I do not want to be redeployed to… Continue reading Domestic helper in Saudi wants to go home for surgery

Saudi-based OFWs stranded for 5 years seek legal assistance

Screenshot of Bulatlat’s online interview with stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – “We try to laugh it off.” This is how overseas Filipino worker Rolando Matias described their situation now in a housing facility owned by their previous employer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They have been living there… Continue reading Saudi-based OFWs stranded for 5 years seek legal assistance

Kin of bedridden former OFW appeals for gov’t assistance

Estela and Francisco Caagbay (Photo courtesy of the Caagbay family) By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Francisco Caagbay could still remember how a ranking government official tapped his shoulder and said in Filipino, “I got your wife.” But it has been a year since his wife, now bedridden, has made it back to… Continue reading Kin of bedridden former OFW appeals for gov’t assistance

OFW group slams ‘gov’t inefficiency’ over long quarantines

Overseas Filipino workers returning from Kuwait. (Photo from DFA website) By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Migrant workers group Migrante International said on Tuesday that the government’s inefficient handling of Covid-19 testing for returning OFWs causes “long quarantines, threats to health and safety of OFWs and waste of money.” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III proposed… Continue reading OFW group slams ‘gov’t inefficiency’ over long quarantines