A Bìkóláná OFW from Bulan, Sorsogon was repatriated back home after escaping from her abusive Omani employer.
Cárléné G. Gáliás
Pasay City, [10.01.18] – Although penniless, the 35 years old overseas Filipino from Bulan, Sorsogon worker and a mother of four was finally repatriated from Sultanate of Oman on Friday evening and was reunited with her family this morning.
Jackielyn Panelo Gojit, 35 years old from Barangay Calomagon, Bulan, Sorsogon years old was fetched by her 18 years old eldest daughter Charneth Trisha and her brother Erwin in a hotel in Metro Manila and Ms. Cherry Galias, a lady reporter from Bulan, Sorsogon
Panelo was sent back home through the assistance of Mr. Ponciano Ligutom, OWWA head in Oman and Ms. Cherry Girado, OWWA staff who is also a Bìkóláná from Bulan, Sorsogon after she ran away from her employer’s house in Maabilah, Oman September 8, 2018.
The Bulan-born was compelled to left her job and has opted to be sent back home penniless to escape her abusive Omani employer – who tried to assault her sexually.
She sought shelter for almost 20 days at the Philippine Embassy until she was referred to the OWWA office in Muscat, Oman.
Meanwhile, while her repatriation papers are being prepared at the Philippine Embassy in Oman Jackie was being forced to be returned to his employer and she was forced to sign a waiver that she will not file a labor suit against her employer – a way that paved for the release of her passport and she was allowed to take her flight back home.
Upon her return, her local employer also tried to get her passport when she arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, but all these attempts never prospered, Jackie narrated to the www.philexaminer.com today.
She left the country last March 28, 2018, as a documented land-based housemaid in Oman with a 24 months contract duration and a US$ 400.00 monthly salary. She applied as overseas contract worker through a Manila-based IEmploy Manpower Services Incorporated and her principal employer is Al Zumurod Manpower Service.J
Jackie and her daughter Charneth Trisha are determined and are ready to face the new challenge back in the province to start their new life, they quipped.