- A Filipino domestic worker in Saudi Arabia posted photos and videos of how she cooks her meals
- The OFW had to hide from her strict employer
- In order to eat, she has to cook her food with a flat iron
Our overseas Filipino workers are some of the most vulnerable labor force. Some find themselves in horrible working environments with abusive employers.
We often hear stories of Filipinos escaping from their employers, or worst, returning home in coffins.
Although there are also lucky OFWs who are treated like family by their employers, others had to make sacrifices just to earn money.
A Filipino working in Saudi Arabia recently shared her experience with her very strict boss on Facebook.
Red Lee said her employer doesn't let her eat with them. If she cooks even an egg for herself, her boss gets angry.
In order to eat, Red had to come up with an ingenious solution to her problem. She decided to cook her meals using a flat iron and hide it in her room!
She wrote: "Ang hirap maging isang ofw lalo na kung ang amo ay madamot sa pgkain.kahit itlog lng na lutuin nagagalit pa,Ang saklap pa khit patago kna mgluto na aamoy nya pa!my pgka pusa tlga ang kamil
"Kya ito ang ginagwa ko pra d nila ma amoy sa kwrto ako nag luluto gamit ang plansa ng damit pra lng makakain Na mimis ko na tlga ang pgkain pinoy. #Diskarte"
She also posted a video while she's cooking.
In the video, Red can be heard saying, "Kailangan maging mautak tayo kapag nasa abroad tayo, marunong tayong dumiskarte sa sarili, paano tayo makakain."
OFWs continue to be one of the major driving force of Philippine economy.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Presidente Rodrigo Duterte promised that the concerns of OFWs will be his top labor priority.
He has already ordered the total deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwait after several OFWs died recently in the country.
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