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A Filipino domestic helper in Kuwait claimed abuse from her employer prompted her to attempt suicide earlier this month. The woman, who is now in the hospital, accused her Arab female sponsor of holding her against her will for two years and abusing her physically. READ NEXT: Kuwait Sees Sharp Decline in Expat Population and Domestic Workers On May 16, the 26-year-old Filipina attempted suicide by drinking a bathroom-cleaning liquid and was taken to a Kuwaiti hospital. Pinay Maid Attempts End Life, Claims Abuse Behind Suicide Bid Her condition improved after nine days in a coma, and police investigators went to the hospital to question her. She claimed that her employer, who works at a private medical center in Kuwait, frequently abused her and that she had previously attempted but failed to escape, according to a report by Gulf News. Authorities arrested the sponsor in order to question her about the maid's allegations. As the Kuwaiti government reopened its borders to migrant workers, including those from the Philippines, to work as domestic helpers in the Gulf State amid the ongoing pandemic, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) sought to improve such conditions by allowing these Filipino employees to report such incidents directly to their office in order for them to be investigated and receive immediate assistance. READ NEXT: POLO Urges OFWs to Report Maltreatment of Employers Directly

A Filipino domestic helper in Kuwait claimed abuse from her employer prompted her to attempt suicide earlier this month. The woman, who is now in the hospital, accused her Arab female sponsor of holding her against her will for two years and abusing her physically. READ NEXT: Kuwait Sees Sharp Decline in Expat Population and [...]

How Much is the Salary of a Domestic Helper in Kuwait And Some Tips for Working in Kuwait

Many Filipinos apply for work in countries in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait. Most of the jobs offered in these countries pay better than work offered in the Philippines. And what makes countries like Kuwait more appealing for Filipinos, especially those who wish to work as a domestic helper, aside from the [...]

There’s a Kuwaiti Law which allows Expats to Own a Real Estate Property

The case of a Filipina domestic helper, Ulambai Singgayen, who is being held by authorities in Kuwait for allegedly stabbing her employer, is currently being given careful attention by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. Due assistance will be offered to the Pinay migrant worker to ensure that her [...]

Filipina Domestic Helper in Kuwait Goes Missing for over a Year

The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait has recently issued an advisory on a missing Filipina domestic helper, Ronalyn Yonting Lawagan, who had absconded from her employer back in February 2017. Her family had also lost contact with her since then, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times. A representative from the Philippine Embassy in [...]