Just to escape from her abusive employers, an Overseas Filipino Worker chose the most bizarre way but the most effective one – she used her blanket. But because of what she did, the life of 28-year-old OFW identified only as Jenny was placed in jeopardy.
According to some eyewitnesses, the Filipina went outside the window while holding a blanket. Unfortunately, Jenny failed to hold tightly into the blanket causing her to fall to the ground.
Following the incident, Jenny received much-needed help from the Filipino community in Paris as well as the ABS-CBN News. Jenny was immediately brought to the hospital and given proper treatment.
When the employer of Jenny woke up, they were flustered and angry. But they were left without a choice but to allow Jenny to be taken to the hospital.
According to Jenny, she was taken by her employer from Qatar to France and worked as a domestic helper. But when they arrived in the country, Jenny was maltreated and illegally confined.
Filcom leader in Paris, Lito Gomez called the ABS-CBN so the incident will get documented which will serve as proof.
“Gusto raw niyang tumakas sa kanyang employer dahil minamaltrato siya, Pagdating ng mga imbestigador, sinabi namin ang katotohanan,” says Bong Agustinez, the ABS-CBN correspondent in France.
“Ang ginawa ko ni-report ko sa pulis binisita namin kagabi para tingnan kung tama ang address na ibinigay, kasi naman taga rito ‘yun, ngayon nag-text sa akin na tatakas daw siya ng gabi na ‘yun dahil natatakot siya sa employer niya,” says Lito Gomez of the Maharlika Association in France.
Jenny is currently at the hospital recuperating. She was able to relate her experiences with her employer.
“Umaalis po sila dun, nila-lock po ang pinto kaya hindi po ako makalabas. Sobra pong bastos niya kung ano-ano na po ang ginagawa niya, pinapagawa niya sa akin. Ayaw ko naman pong gawin, kasi alam ko naman po hindi po maganda. Tapos po, sobra pong pagod sa trabaho. Alas-sais po ako ng umaga nagsisimula hanggang alas dose ng gabi. Tatlo po yung bata na inaalagaan ko,” says the OFW.
After Jenny recovers, the Philippine Embassy will help her return to the Philippines.