GABRIELA SOLONS CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE ON THE DEATH OF FILIPINA OVERSEAS WORKER; EXPRESS CONCERN OVER WELFARE OF FILIPINOS ABROAD

The Gabriela Women’s Party representatives call justice for Eugenia Baja, the overseas Filipino worker who died of a mysterious cause in Saudi Arabia on February 24 and whose body has just recently been repatriated.

“The unknown nature of her death warrants an investigation. We are calling on the Philippine government to cooperate with the proper authorities to know the real cause of and thus give justice to her death,” Gabriela solon Luzviminda C. Ilagan said.

According to Migrante International, Baja’s family was informed on March 3 that the OFW died of an illness in a hospital in the Middle Eastern country. A second report from the Department of Foreign Affairs, however, stated that she committed suicide.

One month before her death, Baja’s family received a text message from her asking for help.

The partylist representatives also called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) to investigate on the anomalous nature of Baja’s recruitment. She signed a contract with a US-based company to work as a patient server in Saudi Arabia but was employed as a domestic helper. Her family also mentioned that she complained about not being given her salary.

“Our OFWs are not given enough protection by the government despite their help in keeping our economy afloat,” Ilagan said. “It is alarming how many of our so-called heroes fell victim to illegal recruitment, illegal detention and exploitation in other countries.”

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2 responses to “GABRIELA SOLONS CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE ON THE DEATH OF FILIPINA OVERSEAS WORKER; EXPRESS CONCERN OVER WELFARE OF FILIPINOS ABROAD

  1. Mr. Jess A.

    Magandang umaga po. Papaano po kmi makikipag ugnayan sa inyo upang makahingi ng tulong tungkol sa pagsasampa ng kasong pang aabusong sekswal sa isang Filipina overseas worker na nangyari sa bansang Bahrain? Sana po ay mabigyang pansin ninyo ang pakiusap kong ito sa lalong madaling panahon sa dahilang maikli na po ang oras na ibinigay sa amin upang maisulong ang kaso sa Bahrain. Umaasa po kami sa agad ninyong pagtugon. Maraming salamat po.

  2. gabriela women's party

    Maari po kayong tumawag sa tanggapan ng Gabriela (+632)3712302, (+632)3743451 para maibahagi ang mga detalye ng kaso at posibleng mga hakbang patungkol dito.

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