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OFW suffers burns from explosion, employer asks for 150k for her release

  • OFW in Kuwait suffers burns from an explosion
  • Her employer wants her to return to work or 150k to be allowed to go home to the Philippines.

Amor Tallaser is an OFW working in Kuwait who on May 25, while she was cooking, suffered partial thickness burns when the oven exploded.

Her daughter, Claire Sarmiento, shared the story on Facebook.

“Sunog ang dalawang kamay at ibang parte nang mukha niya. sunog ang kilay at pilik mata at lumabo ang paningin.”

Amor’s employer told her that she could rest and return to work after she has fully recovered. But after a week, Amor’s employer was already ordering her to come back to work while she was still recuperating.

“nangako ang amo nya na ipapagamot sya at hindi pagtatrabahuhin habang nagpapagaling pero wala pang isang linggo at hnd pa hilom ang sunog nya sa kamay ehh pinagtatrabho na sya nang amo nya.”

The family decided that it was best for Amor to come home to heal. They then apreoached Amor’s agency to try and bring their mother back to the Philippines, but to no avail. They were not getting the responses that they wanted.

All of a sudden, Amor’s employer said that if she wants to go home, she would have to put up 150k, money that Amor does not have.

“Tinawagan daw sya nang agency sa kuwait at sinabing pag umuwi sya eh magbabayad sya nang 150k. at kong wala syang pera magpagaling nalang at magtrabho?”

Amor’s family contacted the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) but were told to wait for five working days.

Netizens are urging Claire to contact the controversial Tulfo brothers to get some help.

Written by Charles Teves

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