Many Filipinos choose to work abroad because of their destitute life in the Philippines. Many aspire to earn money abroad to be able to send their children to school, and improve the lives of their whole family. It may seem easy for some people, thinking that living abroad is a method of OFW’s to get away from the impoverished life in the Philippines—think again.
Poor working conditions for Filipino people hired abroad include long hours, low wages and few chances to visit family. Women often face disadvantages in their employment conditions as they tend to work in the elder/child care and domestic. Since the number of OFW’s is continuously rising, many women are forced to work doing men’s jobs. Some are forced to work under “bad” employers—including this OFW who sought help online.
Facebook user Jae Ann Harayo Ferolin uploaded a video on her account, asking for help from whoever can. The distressed woman was in tears as she shows scratches and bruises on her back and in different parts of her body as a result of taking abuse from her employer.