The overseas office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has rescued an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from San Andres Bukid, Manila who was allegedly maltreated by her employer in Amman, Jordan.

 

Labor Attaché Florenda L. Herrera said Josalyn O. Ombe, 35, who reported that her Jordanian employer maltreated her, is now under the custody of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office.

 

“We are looking after Ms. Ombe and the POLO is providing her security and requirement,” said Herrera.

 

Ombe was reported to have first sought assistance from a tabloid, where she exposed the maltreatment she was experiencing from her employer, whom she named as Ahmed Saleem Marashdeh of Madaba Amman, Jordan.

 

“I’m not okay. It’s getting worse here. She (employer) has not given me any food to eat for the whole day. She hid all the food. She is giving me a heavy workload. The mobile phone of my male employer is missing. I’m afraid that they might accuse me of stealing it. I need to go out of here before it gets too late. I can’t take it anymore. I hope I can get the assistance I needed the soonest,” said Ombre in her Facebook account which was published by Abante on February 18, 2017.

 

(“Hindi okay, lalong lumalala ang sistema dito. Hindi na naman niya ako pinakain magdamag at ngayong umaga. Itinago niya lahat ng pagkain.Tapos pinagtatrabaho niya pa ako ng mabigat. May nawawalang cellphone ang amo kong lalaki. Natatakot ako na baka sa akin ibintang. Kailangan kong makaalis dito kaagad. Bago pa mahuli ang lahat. Hindi ko na kinakaya ang lahat. Sana maaksyunan na kaagad ako dito.”).

 

On the same article, it was disclosed that Ombe was redeployed on November 30, 2016 to Jordan as a household service worker by World Class Inc. Agency.

 

The POLO-Jordan is closely monitoring the case for further developments but has already made some coordination regarding the victim’s legal action against her employer.

 

END/Tim Laderas

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