Pinay OFW with tumor seeks PNoy's help
SAUDI ARABIA – One of the wards at Bahay Kalinga in Riyadh is appealing to President Aquino for help.
The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) wants to be repatriated soon to take care of her health and to follow up on the case of her daughter who died in a tragic accident in 2010 in the Philippines.
Corazon Estrada said she has a tumor in her uterus, causing her pain. Because of the pain, Estrada wasn't able to finish her two-year contract with her employer.
"Na-check up ako ng amok o pero hindo po siya nagbigay ng medicine," said Estrada.
The pain took a toll on her job. But when she decided to leave her employer, the later did not allow her to go. She had no other options but to escape, she said.
"Tumakas po, nag run-away po sa amo ko kasi nagpaalam ako sa kanya, hindi po niya ako pinayagan. Ang sabi ng POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor Office), kung makakatakas ako, tumakas na. Kasi lagi akong nakahiga. Kasi hindi ko na kaya yung sarili ko nun. Nag-200 ako over 110," she said.
Estrada worked as a domestic helper in Riyadh at the age of 48 to help the family financially. Her husband only sells barbecue.
She also said the overseas job helped her forget the accident that tragically ended her daughter's life in 2010.
She said her daughter was among the passengers of an Eso Nice mini bus that fell off a deep ravine in San Fernando, La Union. Her daughter was pregnant then.
She lamented that the case has not moved forward since the accident.
"Hindi po ako nakatapos ng kontrata, ang asawa ko isang magba-barbecue lang po. Nangungupahan po kami ng bahay. Kaya humihingi po kami kay President Noynoy na tulungan po kami paano namin maaksyonan yung kaso niya, mai-open uli," she appealed. Report from Balitang Middle East