As most people say – you can never trust anyone, even you’re a most trusted friend – goes, it turns out that even Overseas Filipino Workers who tirelessly work abroad can relate much about it.
In Dubai, a Filipina went ultimately blind after her own friend poured liters of acid on the face. According to the testimony of the Filipina, she went back to the residence of her Kenyan friend to get the shoes that she left the day before.
While inside the bedroom, the 30-year-old Kenyan poured the two liters of acid right on the Filipina’s face but also affected her hands and legs.
Because of what happened, the Filipina acquired injuries and was instantly rushed to the hospital.
The Filipina is not her only victim, another person who happened to be in the residence also acquired injuries. The person also testified against the acid incident in front of the court.
When faced at the Dubai Court of First Instance, though she admitted that she wants to hurt the Filipina and the acid incident, claims that she never intended to make the woman go blind.
The case will be adjourned on January 22, 2019.
This should serve as a good reminder to OFWs to also keep their guards up.