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Sep
26
2014

Is This True? Mental Disabilty, A Cause for Deportation?

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How would you feel if you were to be deported back to your home country for the main reason that you have a child with mental disorder? And that this child of yours is deemed to be a financial burden to the taxpayers?? Absurd and inhumane, right?

This is what a Filipina nurse in Australia faces when her application for a skilled worker visa was denied because of his son’s autism.

Maria Cecilia Sevilla, a Filipina nurse, now faces deportation in Australia with her son Tyrone, who was diagnosed with autism, six months after they migrated to Australia back in 2007.

 

Filipina Nurse Cecilia Sevilla and son Tyrone

Filipina Nurse Cecilia Sevilla and son Tyrone. Image from Change.org

 

The Filipina nurse and her nine-year-old son Tyrone will be extradited back to the Philippines when her application for skilled worker visa was denied just because his son “did not meet the health requirement”.

So, the Filipina nurse created an online petition on Change.org where she hopes to reach the minister asking to let them stay in Australia. The Filipina nurse stated in her petition that her son’s “personal security, human and child rights, and dignity will be at stake” when sent back to the Philippines because there is no relative to take care of him.
Filipina nurse Sevilla said that all her sacrifices “could all be taken away because the government thinks that children with autism are going to be more of a cost to Australian society than a benefit”, which according to her is not true.

The Filipina nurse also emphasizes that she’s been working for years and this makes her a taxpayer in Australia, too.

 

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Sep
26
2014

The Pinay Nurse’s Way to Success

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Hazel San Diego Aguilario, an overseas private nurse, shared her story how she became successful in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Aguilario shared her experience in the JobSeekers’ Success Stories page of WorkAbroad.ph. The OFW registered to WorkAbroad.ph, and said that she is thankful to the site as her job seeker page. She managed to be employed right away as a royal family private nurse in Riyadh.

Hazel San Diego Aguilario, Pinay RN

Nurse Hazel Aguilario, caring for the royal family in Saudi Arabia

The Filipina OFW nurse reiterated that it was her first time to work abroad,and is lucky enough to be part of a respected and well-known family by the world. The Filipina added it is a privilege to be with and to work for the royal family. It was also a dream come true for the Filipina nurse because of WorkAbroad.ph. Aguilario said she was able to go to many different places as she was tag along when the royal family went on vacations.

The OFW nurse work with the royal family for two years. She is now looking for her second job opportunity through Workabroad.ph, the site she trusted.

Many OFWs, like Aguilario, who registered to WorkAbroad.ph, had been successful when they work abroad. And their stories had inspired other Filipinos aspiring to try their luck in foreign land. So if you want to be successful just like Aguilario, register now to WorkAbroad.ph and apply to thousand of job openings from POEA-licensed agencies.

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Published in: OFW Stories
Sep
26
2014

May God Not Let This Happen To You

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You have sacrificed everything when you decided to work abroad.  but unfortunately, something unexpected and unwanted happened.  You’ve been abused and left almost dead. Yes you’ve been lucky to be brought to the hospital. But your worries added up when you don’t know where to get the money to pay for your hospital bill. This may be one of the worst thing that you wouldn’t wish to happen to you while you’re working abroad, away from your loved-ones.

Take the case of a male overseas Filipino worker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,  who was gang-raped last May by five unidentified male while travelling King Abdullah Road on his way home. The OFW was molested, and left for dead in the desert.

The OFW posted these photos of him on his Facebook account to appeal for help.

The OFW posted these photos of him on his Facebook account to appeal for help.

 

Though the OFW is alive, he now worries about how to pay his hospital bill that already escalated to an amount of SR 250,000 or almost Php 2,970,000. The OFW’s medical insurance had declined to pay the bill because he had failed to inform them about his case.

The 31-year old OFW was from Mindanao, a computer science graduate who wishes nothing more than going back home. The OFW is no longer under any medication and has recovered from what had happened to him. But since the OFW can’t pay his hospital bill, he was detained and cannot leave the hospital.

The OFW had already call upon the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for help, but to no avail. This response prompted the OFW to seek help from other OFWs all over the world and the Philippine government itself through his social media account.

Fortunately, a good-hearted OFW named Maricel Erasga Tunacao who is based in Al-Qaseem, had seen his plead and is now trying to gather support for him. Tunacao said that she pitied his fellow OFWs situation and had also reached to the Philippine Embassy to help him.

 

As an OFW and a Filipino, how would you help this fellow OFW? Would you just shrug your shoulder, or would you do something to start a humane action? The choice, is always yours.

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Sep
10
2014

Job Openings for Malaysia

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Are you looking for job vacancies in Malaysia? Well, you are in luck because we’ve collected latest job openings for Malaysia from different POEA licensed agencies. All you need to do is just browse the list below and click the one you are interested with to view more information.

If you want to look for other job openings in other countries abroad from POEA licensed agencies, simply visit www.workabroad.ph.

 

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Sep
8
2014

Yemen still in Alert Level 2

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Filipino nationals in Yemen are reminded by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh that the said country is still under Alert level 2 because of the continuing political and security tensions.

The embassy advised Filipinos to restrict non-essential movement and to avoid public places.

Alert level 3 was raised in Yemen December last year because of a deadly attack on the Defense Ministry leaving more than 50 people dead, including several Filipino workers. But it was then lowered to level 2 or restriction phase February this year.

With alert level 2 advisory over Yemen, the deployment of newly-hired Filipino workers is still suspended. It was also clarified that re-entry of those with existing contracts to their company or employer are allowed.

Related article:

POEA Lifts Deployment Ban in Iraq, Yemen and Eritrea

OFWs in Saudi & Yemen Urged to Register with PH Embassy in Riyadh

POEA Has Implemented A Full Ban on Deployments to Yemen

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