Pinay allegedly abused by Saudi employer, son

Posted at 06/10/14 10:01 PM

TARLAC -- A Filipina domestic helper has returned to her hometown in Ramos, Tarlac, after she allegedly suffered verbal and physical abuse at the hands of her employer and her son in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Nancy Graganza left the country to work in Jeddah to provide a better life for her family.

But she did not expect that she will be abused by her employer's family.

Graganza said her employer's 12-year-old son punched her. Her employer allegedly shouted at her when she complained about the incident.

Her employer's son also reportedly attempted to rape her.

"Nung una, nasa taas kami, sabi niya tingnan mo yun, tapos bigla niyang inano sa akin yung ano nya. Tapos nung minsan naman, tinulak na niya ako sa kwarto. Tumakbo ako," she narrated.

Graganza escaped from her employer's house after 4 months through the help of another Filipino worker.

She went to the police to file a complaint, but she again allegedly suffered physical abuse at the police station.

"Yung police, binody check ako, hinipo na lahat ng maselang bahagi ko," Graganza said.

It took sometime before Graganza was able to go home, and her family went to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) to ask for help.

Graganza will undergo stress debriefing in country.

She will also be given livelihood assistance.

OWWA and PESO have yet to determine the charges that can be filed against Graganza's employer. -- report from Nevi Calma, ABS-CBN News North Central Luzon