A video was published on Thursday in YouTube, showing women who look to be women OFWs. In the video, the women wear black dress with veils on their faces asking help from President-elect Duterte.
The one in front is reading a letter to Duterte. This is what it said in the letter:
Magandang umaga po President Duterte
Kami po nandito sa saudo arabia na nagtratrabaho sa arabian company na Mam company. Humihingi po kami ng tulnog sa inyo. Dalawang buwan na kami nag aantay na pauwiin s pilipinas pero walang umisikaso sa papel namin. Walang gustong sumagot s plane ticket namin. At y ayaw nilang ibigay ang settlement namin. Tatlong taon na kaming ngatratrabaho dito pero wala kaming ma kuhang benepisyo. Prang awa na po gusto na po namin umuwi sa Plipinas at sa pamilya namin. Nakakulong lang po kami dito sa receiving area sa Mam company wala po kami makain. Noodles na lang po ang kinakain namin araw araw. Pati tubig namin nagpapakulo n lang po kami.
Here’s the translation in English:
We are here in Saudi Arabia working in Mam company. We’re asking help from you. It’s been two months we’re here, still waiting to come home, but no one’s trying to takes care of our papers. No one wants to cover our plane ticket . They also would not give us the settlement. We’re working here for three years now but we did not get some benefits. Have pity on us. We really want to go home to our family. We are staying here in the receiving area of the company. We only eat noodles every day, and we’re boiling water to drink.
Watch the video below: