A Filipina domestic helper in Saudi Arabia is asking for help through social media because her employer tried to do something she does not want. Her employer tried to plant a peck on her nape.
The OFW was identified as Merlyn Angel Arellano from Cagayan Province. She posted on Facebook a video of herself weeping as she stated her encounter with her employer. Her post was shared countless times.
After the frightening encounter, Arellano decided to lock herself inside her room.
“Tulungan ‘nyo po ako. Muntik po niyang halikan ‘tong batok ko kanina,” says Arellano in the Facebook post. “Natatakot ako lalo ngayong weekend, umaalis mga anak niya. Kami lang dalawa naiiwan dito. Baka mas malala pa gawin niya sa akin,” she further added.
It allegedly happened last January 24 and it was not the first time that it happened. Her employer always does these kinds of activities towards her.
Labor Secretary Bello has yet to issue his statement regarding the issue. On the other hand, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office already reached the employer of the victim and said that help will arrive soon as a government response to her situation.
Arellano wants to leave her employer because of the things she experienced, according to Rappler.