A video of a Filipina named Bernadette asking for help was gone viral. The said Filipina is an overseas Filipino worker who filmed herself and asking the help of the authorities. The video was upload 17 February 2015.
Filipinos working abroad especially those working as domestic helpers or housemaids are prone to all classes of abuse, either physical, mental, verbal or sexual. In most Arab countries, there are no laws that covered household workers, unlike those skilled and professional workers.
As the video uploader Clark Felicitas wrote;
Filipinos sacrifice travelling thousands of miles away to work abroad because of the competitive salary that awaits them. But the danger is always a part of the work especially when you are a woman working in the Middle East.
An Overseas Filipino Worker filmed herself asking for the help of the authorities. She wanted to get help because of the incident that happened to her.
Bernadette have been in Saudi Arabia for almost a year now. She worked abroad to support her family.
An incident happened on August 30, the son of her boss went to the guest room as she was cleaning it. The man came there and asked her to have an intercourse with him. But she refused, the man threatened her not to tell anyone or else something bad will happen.
Bernadette said she has no passport or any documents that could help her get home.
Hopefully, this video will reached on officials of the Philippine Embassy in KSA, so that they can rescue her before it's too late.