Monday, February 27, 2017

DOLE taking care of OFW abused in Jordan

The Department of Labor and Employment's  foreign office is taking care of a 35-year old overseas Filipino worker, allegedly maltreated by her employer in Amman, Jordan.
Labor Attaché Florenda Herrera said in a statement that Josalyn Ombe, from San Andres Bukid in Manila, is being housed at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).
"We are looking after Ms. Ombe and the POLO is providing her security and requirement," Herrera said.
Ombe had first sought assistance from a tabloid and recounted her ordeal in the hands of her employer, whom she identified as Ahmed Saleem Marashdeh of Madaba Amman.
Based on her employment record, Ombe was redeployed on November 30, 2016 to Jordan as a household service worker by the World Class Inc. Agency.
Herrera said that POLO-Jordan is monitoring developments of Ombe's legal actions against her employer.
Meanwhile, the statement also said that the Labor Department has provided financial and livelihood assistance to the family of another OFW who was killed in Jordan on February 5.
Also, it said that Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello personally handed over the financial assistance to Natividad Dalupang, mother of the victim Felma Dalupang Maramag.
Her family received P220,000 in cash and scholarship assistance for her daughter Angelica from OWWA.  
The recruitment agency also gave P50,000 to the family, which can also claim up to P500,000 in life insurance.
Moreover, the agency will coordinate with Felma's family regarding the release of her P200,000 savings deposit.
Maramag's remains have been transported to her province in Tuguegarao City and will be interred on February 28, 2017.
The bodies of Felma and her employer were discovered by a police officer responding to a fire incident in the place Felma was working. 
But an autopsy report shows that the OFW sustained a stab wound in the head, a broken skull due to blunt force trauma, and bruises all over her body. —LBG, GMA News

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