An OFW working as a domestic helper in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was arrested after her employer found out that she allowed her boyfriend to go inside her employer’s house.
According to the liaison officer of the Saudi Recruitment Agency that helped deploy the OFW, the incident happened when her employer was at work.
“May pasok po sa trabaho ang mga amo ni Shiela (hinditunaynapangalan), kaso mukhang may nakalimutan kaya bumalik ng bahay nila ng wala sa oras kaya doon naaktuhan itong si Shielana may kasamang ibang lahi sa bahay ng amo,” says the officer.
However, the agency’s manager managed to pacify her employer and the case which was filed against the Filipina was withdrawn and promised that they will send another domestic helper to fill her spot.
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“Mabuti nalang po at mabait pa rinang employer at na papayag naiurong nalang ang kaso laban kay Sheila,” says the officer.
They immediately notified the incident to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Saudi Arabia.
According to Labor Attache Nasser Munder, Shiela, 24 years old, had a boyfriend through Facebook and she often allows her boyfriend to stay inside the house of her employer while they are gone.
It’s still a good thing that her employer saw them in the living room and not in the bedroom just like another case which was reported on them before.
Munder, once again, sent a reminder to OFWs especially those working as a domestic helper to respect the culture of the host country and never do things that will surely put them in a difficult situation.
“Nananawagan ako na iwasan gumawa ng mga ganoong bagay, alam naman po natin nanapakahigpit ng host country lalo na sa kaso ng imoralidad, sana hindi na ito maulit dahil kami dito sa Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) hindi lang isahang gang tatlong beses naming nakakatanggap ng ganyang mga kaso iwasan nyo magkaroon ng boyfriend, lolokohin lang kayo nang mga iyan, ang ipinunta nyo dito ay magtrabaho, kung love ang hahanapin nyo ay duon nalang kayo sa atin.” Says Munder.
According to POLO, Shiela was sent back to the Philippines just recently.