The Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Kuwait and the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) have recently rescued a Filipina domestic worker after going live on Facebook and asked for help from her abusive employer.
Minutes after the said Livestream was broadcasted, the OFW was immediately rescued and the sponsor was arrested and detained for investigation. The Filipina was also taken to the Jleeb Al Shuyoukh to provide a temporary shelter for her. After the investigation, the Filipina will be given back her full rights and she can leave Kuwait if she wants to.
Moreover, the quick response of Kuwaiti authorities earned the praise of the Labor attache in Kuwait Nasser Mustafa. According to him, the Philippine Embassy is already following the case of the Filipina and will be visiting her at the domestic worker’s shelter to check her situation.
This is not the first time that an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) was allegedly abused in Kuwait and some other countries in the Middle East. In fact, a ban on the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait took place last year because a Filipina allegedly suffered too much maltreatment which eventually resulted in her untimely death. To lift the ban, the Philippine government and the Kuwaiti government signed a memorandum of understanding to protect the welfare of Filipino domestic workers.