It’s really good to know that through social media, families from all over the world can still get in touch and see each other despite the distance. Through social media, news involving the situation and condition of Filipino workers abroad can get broadcasted in just a few clicks.
OFWs searching for help through social media, particularly on Facebook, is becoming rampant these days. Amazingly, when their posts go viral, they can get the attention of the netizens and their concerns are given appropriate actions.
Through Facebook, Teresa Agbayani seeks help as her aunt cuts contact with them since October 2016.
According to her post, Marilyn Agbayani went abroad last 2014. During those years until 2016, their contact remained. July 2016 when her contract ended but her employer didn’t allow her to return to the Philippines. October 2016 when she said that she’ll be coming home.
It was the last time they got to reach her. They already went to OWWA and they were able to talk to a certain Dina Daquian.
“Sabi namin pauwen na tapos sabi nya pano kong ayaw umuwe wala tayo magagawa pero alam na ni dina Daquian na cancel na ang agency ni marilyn Agbayani,” Teresa writes in her post.
Dina contacted her child saying that she will return on September 2017. But on September 9, 2018, somebody called them and rendered the sad news. Dina died since Nov. 27, 2017.
They did everything to send her body back to the Philippines but until today, 2019, nothing happened.
Teresa hopes that through her post, the repatriation of the remains of Dina will speed up.