- The abuse and death stories of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the Middle East keep coming, but nothing seems enough to stop our kababayans from trying their luck abroad
- As more Filipinos go to foreign countries to earn money for their loved ones, the communication shifts from a physical to a virtual one, especially because Internet continue to be more popular in more areas
- Along with the availability of Internet, social media has also started growing, making the dispersal of information, along with requests for help and prayers here and abroad, so much easier
In fact, the lack of controlling body has even made social media the perfect virtual venue for social interaction.
It was through the same virtual avenue, that information about yet another OFW who has fallen to the clutches of death, was shared.
In a Facebook post made by a netizen, she shared that her 'auntie' had died three days after miraculously coming out of coma.
This Facebook story of our poor 'kababayan' actually started on February 20, when a post asking for prayers for the OFW, identified as Agnes Celestre Talavera from Negros Occidental, was posted while she was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Shumaishi Hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Another one of the patient's friends has posted a similar request with more details:
According to another post, the OFW had been in comatose due to a blood clot burst, but had miraculously awakened.
Three days later, another post was made saying that the poor OFW needs to be transferred to another hospital for an emergency surgery, but her Arab employer is holding her passport.
It was unclear what role was played by the Arab employer in this tragedy, but the latest update on our kababayan says that she had died on the same day the post about the emergency surgery was made.