SILANG (CAVITE) MAYOR EMILIA LOURDES POBLETE, HELP US RESCUE/ REPATRIATE OFW RENALYN CRUZ

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SILANG (CAVITE) MAYOR EMILIA LOURDES F. POBLETE, PLEASE, PLEASE HELP US RESCUE AND REPATRIATE SOONEST OFW RENALYN L. CRUZ!

OR BETTER STILL, SILANG MAYOR POBLETE, SIMPLY HELP US JUST TO CLOSE DOWN Z CAREER EDGE INC. IF IT DOES NOT HELP "RESCUE" AND "REPATRIATE" IMMEDIATELY RENALYN L. CRUZ, ALLEGEDLY A "VICTIM" OF "HUMAN TRAFFICKING."

ATTENTION: "ONE COUNTRY, ONE TEAM!"

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFA) SECRETARY ALAN PETER SCHRAMM CAYETANO, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (DOLE) SECRETARY SILVESTRE "BEBOT" BELLO III, OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA) ADMINISTRATOR HANS LEO J. CACDAC AND PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION (POEA) ADMINISTRATOR ROLAND P. OLALIA!

ALSO PAGING PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (KSA) AND REPUBLIC OF YEMEN ADNAN VILLALUNA ALONTO!

We are ardently calling the attention of OWWA admin Cacdac through OWWA welfare officers MARIE P. CRUZ and JOSIE DAMASO!

Although, Renalyn is already greatly grateful to Ms. Gizel Lanuda, a concerned personnel of Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the KSA who promised to help her about couples of weeks before the Ramadan and told her to only await to be accompanied and brought by her own employer to the four (4) - hour travel time away said POLO - KSA this Sunday, 24 June 2018, Renalyn is still hugely afraid, keeps worrying and in big doubt to be ultimately "rescued" and "repatriated" to the Philippines because she had been eversince repeatedly being forced to cough up TWO HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND PHILIPPINE PESOS (PhP238,000.00) reportedly by the Z Career Edge Inc. alkegedly through a certain JOSIE ALILIO (the one who recruited Renalyn thru said Z Career Edge Inc.) allegedly as a  settlement or to return the expenses reportedly incurred by her employers when she was "bought" by them from this Z Career Edge Inc. and this Josie Alilio.

Ms. Lanuda of POLO was contacted through the effort and initiative of SERBISYONG OFW WORLDWIDE (SOW) co - founder and president Joy Pacante and as frequently  followed up by Renalyn's son Joeren Cruz Jarin in OWWA in the Philippines through Ms. Damaso.

Thus, attention: Z CAREER EDGE INC., the Philippine - based recruitment agency and its counterpart foreign office: ABDULLAHTIF ALNASA RECRUITMENT AGENCY which can be found in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)!

Municipality of Silang (Province of Cavite) Mayor Emilia Lourdes F. Poblete, kindly be informed that one of your constutuents who hails from Barangay Malabag, Silang, Cavite is an all - around grossly abused household service worker (HSW) in Taebah, Dammam 1, KSA for almost a year now.

 

She badly needs your help to be as soon as possible rescued and repatriated to our country because she had long been gravely not feeling well as she is literally in an "inferno" condition.

 

She is Renalyn Lopez Cruz, a victim of human trafficking and unfortunately, she is also an overexploited domestic helper (DH).

 

She is an HSW according to her contract but she had been performing the tasks and responsibilities of a masseuse, physical therapist and a caregiver rolled into one since her first day of employment on 14 October 2017 in the residence of ABDULZIZ AHMED ALSHEEHRI at TAEBAH, DAMMAM 31311 DAMMAM with phone no. 0504118537.

 

Her employer in her employment  contract is different from the one whom she actually serves or simply, her employer is not the person whose name is there written in her said contract.

 

Sadly, aside from overworking as a DH who does the job of a cook, laudrywoman, dishwasher, janitress, in charge of ironing the clothes and sometimes, a sewer (tailor), she had also been assigned for twenty four hours, seven days a week (24/7) as a caregiver, physical therapist and a masseuse rolled into one to the longtime bedridden husband of her employer whom she reported to have been inflicted with a long lingering highly contagious pulmonary illness (or most probably, a Tuberculosis)!

 

Yes, in a daily basis, she is overworked eversince for she is not given the time to rest, she enjoys no day off, she hugely lacks sleep and with no more appetite to even eat her meals (because of her exposure to her said gravely sick patient - employer) but she never even had received any extra or overtime compensation in all of these restless and sleepless duties!

 

Worse, she was also not even given her own private room for her to take at least, a comfortable nap!

 

What makes her condition and situation eversince worst, she literally completely had no peace of mind from day one of her employment because the insane son of her employers had been oftentimes in the entire evening until the wee hours of the night, uncontrollably roaming the house and non - stop shouting, most of the times picking up cups, glasses and or anything and breaks them in the concrete floors and walls of the abode of her employers.

 

All in all, she had been serving the following: (1) her lady employer; (2) the bedridden husband of her said lady employer; (3) the insane son; (4) the ten (10) - year old daughter - student; (5) the fifteen (15) - year old daughter - student; and (6) the daughter who lives in Jubail but visits regularly from Thursday to Saturday.

 

It should be noted that her employers have a policeman - son who resides with his own family in the second floor of the building where her employers live.

 

In her own words, here are her pleas:

 

"ako po si renalyn lopez cruz humihingi ng tulong sa inyo para makauwe dahil ndi na po kaya ng katawan ko magtrbaho na domestic helper, caregiver, therapist, minsan sewer."

 

"wala po aq day off at rest day."

 

"passport at iqama q nasa amo q."

 

"wala po aq sarili kwarto o privacy. ang tinutulugan q ay may 2 pinto lagusan punta kwarto ng amo q kaya ndi po aq nkakatulog nang maayus. foam lng po ung tinatabing q s katawan q para ndi makita ng ngdaraan. s carpet lang po aq nhihiga sapin ung kumot q ns likod lng po ng pinto mga gamit q."

 

"apat hanggang lima (4 - 5) oras lng arw arw ang itinutulog q."

 

"iba po ung amo q s kontrata s amo n ping tatrabahuhan q.(magkatid sila)"

 

"nawawalan n po aq unti unti ng gana sa pagkain dati po timbang q 65 kgs ngun po 47.6 kgs n lng. noong unang dalawang (2) buwan sinubukan q gampanan lahat ng trabho dhil sa kakulngn q s tulog ndi q nkaya sumuko po aq at ngsbi s amo q n ndi q n kaya pinapauwe po aq ky lng pingbbyd aq ng halagang 200k s pera natin ung ngastos dw nila s akin dahil s kawalan ng pera ngtiis aq hanggng mkrting aq ng walong (8) buwan kaso nitong huling linggo nagkasakit po aq tinubuan po aq ng bukol s may pwerta nilgnat aq mgdamag pina - doctor nila aq sbi q pg kailngn operahan uuwe po aq ng pinas dahil mbigat ung trabaho q dito ngbubuhat ndi q kaya pinapaygn po aq ky lng pingbbyad po uli aq ng halagang 18 thousand Saudi Riyal s nagastos dw nila s akin tutal nmn dw po lagi na lng aq ngkkskit mgdmg po aq nilgnat noon kinabukasan gusto n nila aq mgtrbho.. ndi q po kya mgtrabho s knila unti unti na din po aq ngkakamali sa pagpapainom ng mga gamot sa alaga q dahil s kakulngn ng tulog. natatakot po aq sa kaligtasan ng alaga ko at sa sarili q kaligtasan dahil kpag may ngyari n di mgnda s alaga q, aq ung tiyak n mananagot at masisisi. mag isa lng po aq n naglilingkod dito. pinaalis ung katulong na itim dahil ndi n dw nila kya n mgpashod ng dalawang (2) katulong kaya humihingi po aq ng tulong s inyo, tulungan po ninyo aq makauwe na ng pilipinas!"

 

Hereunder are some significant events which Renalyn herself had narrated via online to Tirso Nieva Paglicawan, Jr., the herein petitioner/ journalist/ paralegal officer and the founder and chairman of the Board of SERBISYONG OFW WORLDWIDE (SOW):

 

07 Apri 2018

"pkinggan mo n lng kung ano ssbihin nila kung mgkno kc hindi nmn c sir gumastos sau Kya wag banggitin n yun ang kwento ni sir."

 

"kc mhal tlga kuha sau kso humingi cla ng discount Kya nkamura ng konti yung hinihingi ni mdam may dagdag n yun Kya mgtanong k muna s nkkaalam kung mgkno tlga dpat mong bayaran."

 

"cge ...mas mbuti n rin mghanda k ng 200K kc yung ticket mhal din dmi mo gagastusin s pglakad lakad."

 

- JOSIE ALILIO's online messages to Renalyn Cruz.

 

08 April 2018

"appointment slip at list ng mga gamot ng ank n my sakit s pag iicp, ginwa kc amo q, pinglinis aq kwrto puro plema at ihi pti linis ng alg q s katawan bumuga dmi plema bgo aq pinpakain..pno q mkkain pg gnun ngtpon pq ihi at 1/2 grapon n plema?"

 

23 Apri 2018

"kinausp aq ni josi tintnong ny ung pera kung kumpleto n gusto ny mngyri mgsv nq n uuwe kc mhb p rw proseso bgo aq mkauwe bk buwn bilngin aabutin p dw aq dito ng isang taon kc nid p mkhnp ng kplit q mgglit dw amo q pg wl kplit ndi n aq ngslit nsv q lng sk nq mgssv pg my pera n mhirp mgpaalm kako ng kulng ang pera...pr cy ngmmdali s pg papaalm q ndi q maintindihn."

 

23 April 2018

"tumawag asawa q ngun tintnong f desidido dw aq umuwe kc sayang dw ung sahod q dito napaiyak aq s halip n kumusthin aq un ung cnv."

 

24 April 2018

"naalala qn ung cnv ni josi n nk discount ung amo q s agency kc 2 kinuha aq at ung nauna n ktulong pr my contct p cl n tao di tama nga s human trafficking ppsok ung kso nila tama b?"

 

24 April 2018

"Ako po si Renalyn Cruz, mg expire n ang passport ko ngayong darating na May 28."

 

"Advise ninyo po ako ng aking gagawin."

 

"HINDI ako pinapayagang lumabas ng bahay ng aking employer."

 

"Kayo na po ba ang mag aasikaso ng renewal ng pasaporte ko, kayo na po ang gagastos?"

 

"Tulungan ninyo ako."

 

- online messages of Renalyn Cruz to Z Career Edge Inc.

 

25 April 2018

"minsan po, ntutulog aq bigla hinhblot ung foam n nktkip s akin s gv ky di aq nkktulog kc nttkot aq minsan kinktok aw s bintna at pinto."

 

"grabeng cnumpong n nman knina ang anak ng amo q n baliw, buti n lng ns loob aq ng kwrto ng pasyenteng - amo q ngte - therapy."

 

04 May 2018

"may ssvhin aq s inyo, may malubha po aq kramdaman. natatakot aq lalo n ngun tag init, hindi normal ang katawan q dhil ns dugo q n, problema ung katwan q, need operahan aq ngun my nrrmdmn aq kgv q p narrmdamn pno ggwin q po?"

 

05 May 2018

"good morning. kanina pq nagicng napapaiyak aq kc arw arw ganito ginagawa nila kagabi 10:30 umupo nq s likod ng pinto mgpphinga sn nakita aq ng amo q pr cnsdya ngpagawa ng salata at ngkainn cl natapos 11:30 niligpitan q din lht natapos aq 12 am diretso painom gamot gatas bgo gnun ginwa nila nag ingay ng wagas alm nila nkahiga nq pr matulog 2 am gicng pq..tpos 5 am ngicng aq s yabag ng amo q."

 

08 May 2018

"Good pm po! Update as of 2:27 PM. As per Ms. Josie Damaso of OWWA, wala pa din po response ang foreign agency ni nanay. Pero nakapag update na daw po ang POEA sa kanila. Magsend daw po ulet sya ng email today. Thanks po!"

 

- chat to Renalyn Cruz of her son Joeren C. Jarin

 

Renalyn remains frightened yet hopeful because she heard and read this news which is entitled "DFA ASSURES OFWs OF QUICKER RESPONSE, IMPROVED SERVICES."

 

Renalyn is highly convinced that "WALA NANG MAAARING MAGING DAHILAN ANG DFA PARA SA HINDI MABILIS NA PAGKILOS AT PAGTULONG SA MGA DISTRESSED OFWs."

 

Therefore, please read and share this: "DFA ASSURES OFWs OF QUICKER RESPONSE, IMPROVED SERVICES."

 

WITH SIGNING OF NEW GUIDELINES ON USE OF P1-B IN ATN FUNDS

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1507694889343413&id=877548962358012

 

Overseas Filipino workers and their families in the Philippines can now look forward to quicker response and improved services from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) with the signing today of new guidelines on the use of the more than P1-billion in funds that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered release to assist Filipinos who encounter emergencies and other problems abroad.

 

With the signing today of the new guidelines on the use of the Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Fund and the Legal Assistance Fund (LAF), the DFA will now be in a position to more effectively respond to the growing number of distressed Filipinos abroad who require government assistance, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano.

 

Secretary Cayetano signed the new guidelines prepared by the Office of Migrant Workers Affairs a few days after Congress approved the President’s request to increase the ATN Fund from P400 million to P1 billion and the LAF from P100 million to P200 million for 2018.

 

“The President has vowed to provide a comfortable life for all Filipinos and recognized our overseas Filipinos as heroes for the sacrifices that they and their families back home are making,” Secretary Cayetano said. “We cannot thank the President enough for this generous gesture that would now allow us to serve our kababayans abroad—whether documented or undocumented—much quicker and better.”

 

Secretary Cayetano said he ordered a review and revision on the guidelines on the use of the ATN Fund and the LAF immediately after the President announced the budget augmentation for the DFA “to allow more flexibility in their disbursement, to expand the scope of the services covered, and to be more responsive to the needs of our distressed kababayans abroad.”

 

“The rationale behind the revised guidelines is for us to be able to help as many and as much without sacrificing the quality of our service,” Secretary Cayetano said as he noted the surge in the number of distressed Filipinos the DFA has been extending assistance to since the start of the year.

 

With the new funds, Secretary Cayetano said the DFA will now be able to respond to more than the 14,995 cases involving distressed Filipinos that it was able to assist using ATN Funds since the start of the year and the 11,554 it assisted in 2016 as well as the 685 Filipinos it provided legal assistance to since January and the 312 others the year before.

 

“The LAF may be availed of by a distressed overseas Filipino who is unable to engage the services of private counsel, and who is in a country where there is no system of legal aid or public defenders, or where there is no access to counsel de officio, or any lawyer provided by the foreign host government,” the Secretary explained.

 

The ATN funds, on the other hand, shall be used to cover welfare assistance, repatriation for distressed, including sick and deceased, Filipinos abroad. These now include door-to-door repatriation from the host country to the actual residence in the Philippines and in case of death, the cost of cremation or embalming and transport of remains to final destination in the Philippines, plus reasonable burial assistance.

 

Secretary Cayetano said the ATN Fund shall also be used to provide temporary accommodation, food and basic supplies at reasonable amounts and period of duration abroad or as necessary in the Philippines to both documented and undocumented Filipinos.

 

Under the new guidelines, Secretary Cayetano said the DFA will not only provide care packages and basic supplies for Filipinos in death row or serving life sentences abroad but will also shoulder the cost of compassionate visits by their next of kin to the country of incarceration. This also covers Filipinos with life-threatening illnesses abroad.

 

He said the ATN Fund shall also be utilized to cover the cost of medical services and hospitalization for those who require emergency treatment. In case of medical repatriation the ATN Fund will also cover the travel of the next of kin of distressed overseas Filipinos from their homes in the provinces to the DFA in Manila or the DFA Regional Offices, he said.

 

The ATN Fund shall also be used to support quick response and support mechanisms such as the opening and maintenance of shelters for distressed Filipinos; the establishment of a 24/7 communications and operations center in the Philippines and abroad; and the deployment of security personnel to areas that have been placed under Crisis Alert Levels III and IV.

 

According to the Secretary, the ATN Fund shall also be used to provide paralegal, security and other training for ATN personnel in the Philippines and abroad as well as in the establishment of an online ATN Case Management System to facilitate case retrieval and direct access to ATN cases and the development of mobile applications.

 

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola said that under the new LAF guidelines, the DFA would be able to provide legal assistance to more Filipinos abroad who end up in jail or are involved in court cases.

 

With the new LAF guidelines, Undersecretary Arriola said legal assistance to victims of Trafficking in Persons and illegal recruitment would be given priority. The new guidelines also lifted the cap in the professional fees, filing, and other court fees as well as incidental litigation expenses for Filipinos with pending cases.

 

“Aside from human trafficking and illegal recruitment cases, the LAF will now cover legal fees for criminal or police cases, immigration or deportation cases and labor disputes,” Undersecretary Arriola said.



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