A Filipina maid who was recently tied to a tree by her employers in Saudi Arabia has been repatriated to the Philippines.
Lovely Acosta Baruelo, a 26-year-old overseas worker from the Philippines, made headlines after images of her indignity emerged on social media last week.
A viral video showing a heartbreaking goodbye between a young girl and her family’s maid is giving a lot of netizens the feels.
The clip, which was uploaded to Facebook and has now more than 891,000 views, shows the family sending their maid off at the airport. According to World of Buzz, the maid apparently had to go back to her hometown, though it wasn’t revealed where or why she had to go. The little girl was is heard sobbing because her kakak is leaving, a term of endearment in Indonesia that can mean older sister.
A 16-year-old Pakistani domestic worker identified as Uzma Bibi, was tortured and murdered by her employers before being dumped into a drain in Neelam Block, Iqbal Town, Lahore.
Photos of the victim’s mangled body circulated on social media, sparking national outrage. Online users started the hashtag #JusticeForUzma, and are calling to the government for justice, according to Gulf News.
A viral tweet that was posted and quickly deleted showed a picture of a family eating at a restaurant as their domestic worker sat and watched, outraging many who saw it.
In the picture, a family of three can be seen eating their meal at an undisclosed restaurant while their domestic helper watches them. The caption for the post reads: “I absolutely HATE people who do this. You bring your helper out to a restaurant and you don’t give her food.”
A court in Kuwait sentenced on Sunday a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife in absentia to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, triggering a diplomatic crisis between the Middle Eastern country and the Philippines.
After the discovery of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis’ body was found in a freezer in February, President Rodrigo Duterte promised to “sell his soul to the devil” to bring home workers being abused in Kuwait, CNN reported.
A 24-year-old domestic helper from Myanmar was luckily saved from falling five stories by a tenant renting a room in an apartment building in Singapore.
The domestic helper, whose name was not revealed, had reportedly locked herself in by accident at a Housing Board block in Bukit Panjang on Dec. 6 at around 8 a.m. because of a faulty doorknob, according to The Straits Times.
Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is now investigating the case of an Indonesian domestic worker who fell from the seventh floor of her employer’s condominium while cleaning windows.
The incident happened on October 3 when the maid, who is believed to be in her 20s, lost her balance while cleaning the window in Carissa Park condominium in Tampines.
A video of a homeowner who refused to help her maid from falling off the 7th-floor window of a high-rise apartment building in Kuwait is now making the rounds in social media.
In the infuriating footage, the house helper can be first seen dangling outside the apartment window, while the employer watchesfrom the inside, recording everything as the maid cries for help, SCMP reports.
There is certainly no shortage of maid cafes in Japan due to the extreme popularity of the maid cosplay (based on French maids outfits) in Japanese culture.
Such shops often offer slight variations not just in clothing but also the type of service provided by the server “maids,” as they act their roles as servants while treating customers as pretend-masters.
When manager Tammie Too learned that her family’s domestic helper suffered from kidney failure, she knew she had to do something.
Dasiyati, whom they called Yati, was informed of her condition after returning to Singapore from a two-week break in her hometown of Semarang, Indonesia. The 35-year-old had blood in her urine and her body was retaining too much water.
After stealing valuables from Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, an Indonesian domestic helper found herself behind bars for 18 months on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old maid, identified as Rospeni, stole about HKD $561,400 (over $72,000) worth of valuables from Cheung’s flat, South China Morning Post reported. Items included two diamonds, three handbags, three pairs of earrings, three pairs of shoes, five bracelets, six rings and some pendants.
An Indonesian maid working in Singapore was sentenced to 40 months behind bars for robbing and abusing her employer’s elderly mother.
Jaimah Hapit Said, 32, robbed and abused Hwang Sai Kin, 81, on September 26 at the victim’s house in Bedok after having worked their one month, The Straits Times reported.