ARABIAN POLICEMEN ARREST AN OFW WHO SOUGHT REFUGE AT EMBASSY! BAHAY KALINGA NOT SANCTUARY?

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KSA (KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA) POLICEMEN ARREST AN OFW WHILE ALREADY IN THE CUSTODY OF EMBASSY!

IS EMBASSY NOT A REFUGE OR SANCTUARY?

SINCE SINGLE MOTHER OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER (OFW) SYLKEE OQUINDO GINHAWA COULD NO LONGER BEAR THE GRAVELY UNDESCRIBABLE INHUMAN TREATMENT TO HER OF HER OWN ARABIAN EMPLOYER PLUS THE INFORMATION THAT HER EMPLOYER ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTED TO RAPE HER, SHE TOOK THE RISK OF ESCAPING ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 FROM THE RESIDENCE OF HER SAID MERCILESS SAUDI NATIONAL EMPLOYER.

AS REPORTED BY HER FRIEND - FELLOW OFW AND HER OWN MOTHER TO THIS WRITER/ PARALEGAL OFFICER, THEY SAID:

"ARABIAN POLICEMEN DID ARREST OFW SYLKEE WHILE SHE IS ALREADY IN EMBASSY'S CUSTODY!"

AFTER MORE THAN TWO (2) MONTHS AFTER THE SAID ARREST, THE QUESTION WHICH REMAINS UNANSWERED, "WHERE NOW IS SHE?"

What a "shameful" sovereignity? Filipinos all along and all the whiles believe and have faith that our PHILIPPINE EMBASSY in the foreign land is our refuge and sanctuary!

In the case of SOLO PARENT OFW SYLKEE OQUINDO GINHAWA, THAT IS A MYTH and merely a FALLACY.

POLO (PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS LABOR OFFICE) AND OR PHILIPPINE EMBASSY "BAHAY - KALINGA" IS INUTILE AND USELESS! IT SERVED AS NO REFUGE NOR SANCTUARY!

IT WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE ANNALS OF HISTORY THAT ONCE UPON A TIME, THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA DURING THE HELM OF DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SECRETARY ALAN PETER SCHRAMM CAYETANO AND PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AND REPUBLIC OF YEMEN ADNAN V.  ALONTO HAD SERVED NO PURPOSE AND PERFORMED NO NOBLE ROLE TO DEFEND, PROTECT AND FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS AND BENEFIT OF AN OFW!

THAT IT COULD NOT BE DENIED NOR HIDE THE FACT THAT THE PHL EMBASSY WITH ITS MIGHT AND INHERIT AUTHORITY UNJUSTLY KNELT DOWN BEFORE THE LESSER POWER OF (AND BECAME SUBMISSIVE TO) A MERE LOCAL POLICE AND DID NOT EVEN ARGUE AND OR ATTEMPTED TO IMPOSE ITS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO PROTECT A FILIPINO WITH ITS VESTED EXTENDED DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.

ON RECORD, STARVED TO DEATH, OVERWORKED, OVEREXPLOITED AND WAS REPORTEDLY ATTACKED AND TRIED TO BE RAPED, SINGLE MOTHER DOMESTIC HELPER SYLKEE OQUINDO GINHAWA RISKED HER LIFE AND LIMB TO ESCAPE FROM THE HOUSE OF HER SAID OVER ABUSIVE SAUDI NATIONAL EMPLOYER ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2017.

AFTER SEEKING REFUGE AND SANCTUARY AND WHILE ALREADY IN THE SUPPOSEDLY "SAFE" CUSTODY OF BAHAY KALINGA AT THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY, ARABIAN POLICEMEN SO EASILY ARRESTED OFW SYLKEE AND BROUGHT HER TO AN UNDISCLOSED DETENTION FACILITY WHERE WITHOUT LAWYER OR REPRESENTATION FROM THE PHL EMBASSY, SHE WAS MADE TO CONFESS ON A CRIME SHE DID NOT EVEN COMMIT.

THE REASON OF HER ARREST WAS THAT SHE WAS ACCUSED OF STEALING AN ALLEGEDLY UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF SAUDI RIYALS AND TWELVE (12) PIECES OF GOLD - JEWELRY.

THE ACTS OF HER ARABIAN EMPLOYER IS CLEARLY A MOVE TO COVER UP THEIR MALTREATMENT, ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION TO THE FILIPINO DOMESTIC HELPER.

SADLY, HER RECRUITMENT AGENCY, THE FIRST STEP MANPOWER SERVICE INC., AFTER TWO (2) MONTHS FROM THE DATE THAT SYLKEE ESCAPED FROM HER DEVIL ARABIAN EMPLOYER AND AFTER ALMOST A MONTH THAT SYLKEE HAD BEEN ARRESTED (WHILE IN THE CUSTODY OF EMBASSY) AND UNDER DETENTION  IN AN UNDISCLOSED OR UNKNOWN JAIL FACILITY BECAUSE OF TRUMPED UP CHARGES AGAINST SYLKEE, SAID RECRUITMENT AGENCY HAS NOT MADE ANY "FIRST STEP" TO HELP RESCUE SYLKEE! 

WHAT A DAMNING IRRESPONSIBILITY!

WORSE, SHE WAS THERE IN SAID JAIL MOLESTED BY THE DETENTION PERSONNEL.

WORST, ALMOST A MONTH AFTER HER ILLEGAL ARREST, SHE REMAINS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND OR NO ONE HAD EVER ADVISED HER PARENT HOW SHE IS NOW AND WHAT'S THE ACTUAL STATUS OF THE CASE THAT WAS LODGED AGAINST HER BY HER HEARTLESS ARABIAN EMPLOYER.

THROUGH FELLOW OFWS, THE ONLY REPORT THAT WAS LATELY GATHERED IS THAT THE ALLEGED MONEY AND GOLD SHE HAD ALLEGEDLY STOLEN ARE TO BE PAID OR REPLACED BY ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PHILIPPINE PESOS (PHP100,000.00)

OFW SERBISYO COLLATED THE FOLLOWING FACTS:

SYLKEE OQUINDO GINHAWA is the former SYLKEE TOGAS OQUINDO.

She hails from SITIO TABANG, BARANGAY SANTIAGO, NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO.

As a single parent, her only son JANSYLBERT OQUINTO GINHAWA and her mother ISIDORA BINAY ROGAS, full of anxieties and worries await her.

Unfortunately, in the case of Sylkee, PHILIPPINE EMBASSY in RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA has not done any action on her present predicament.

SHE IS NOW LEFT ALONE AND NOW BEGS FOR MERCY!

Her conscienceless Saudi National employer, a certain ABEER GHALIB MAAYOUF ALOTAIBI who resides in HINAHMAD AL LIHYANI STREET, NAKEL DISTRICT, RIYADH, KSA remains remorseful and unrepentant and stick to his version of story that SYLKEE indeed committed a "theft" or "stealing."

On record, she arrived on the house of her Arabian employer on 14 JUNE 2017 and her job contract shall end by 15 JUNE 2019 still.

SHE DEEPESTLY CRIES FOR HELP AND PLEADS TO PRESIDENT RODRIGO "DIGONG" ROA DUTERTE: "Humihingi po ako ng tulong mula sa ating gobyerno sana tulungan po ninyo ako tumakas po ako sa amo ko dahil sinasaktan po nila ako at hindi pinapakain walang pahinga sa dami ng trabaho pumunta po ako ng Philipine Embassy at maayos po akong nakarating at doon ko nla ang antayin ang magiging sunod na hakbang nasa bahay kalinga na po ako ngunit kinuha po ako ng pulis dahil pinagbintangan po nila akong nagnakaw pero kailnman hindi ko ginawa sa ngayon po nakakulong po ako sana po tulungan po ninyo ako na makauwi sa Pilipinas..."

IT IS THIS INSTANCE THAT AN OFW SERBISYO VOLUNTEER TOOK THE INITIATIVE OF WRITING THE FOLLOWING CONCERNED AND RESPONSIBLE PHL EMBASSY PERSONNEL AND OFFICERS:

For the attention of:

Mr. Resty de La Fuente (labour attache);
Mr. Domeng Salangga (assistance labour attache);
Ms. Firma Bantilan (assistance labour attache);
Mr Pepe Capa ( Owwa Welfare officer); and
Mr. Bernie Toriano

Dear Sirs and Madame:

Kami po ay magalang na dumulduog sa inyong tanggapan at nakikiusap sa inyong kabutihang - loob dahil sa masidhing pangangailangan ng inyong atensiyon at tulong sa kaso ni SYLKEE TOGAS OQUINDO o SYLKEE OQUINDO GINHAWA, isang household Services Worker.

Nakiusap po sa akin ang nanay ni SYLKEE na ipakiusap ko sa inyo ang kanyang kaso na nakasama po sa email na ito ang patunay o screen shot ng kanyang pakikiusap sa akin.

Ayon po sa nanay ni SYLKEE na si MRS. ISADORA BINAY na nakatira sa SitioTabang, Naujan,Oriental Mindoro, si SYLKEE ay tumakas sa kanyang employer noong September 28, 2017 sa dahilang hindi na niya nakayanan ang pang - aabuso ng kanyang amo sa kanya at siya ay tumakbo sa opisina ng POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) kung saan mula sa POLO ay dinala siya sa Philippine Embassy at samantalang siya ay nasa poder na ng shelter ng POLO Embassy noong November 13, 2017, may mga pulis - Arabo na dumating sa BAHAY KALINGA at hinuli siya ng mga pulis at kinasuhan po siya ng pagnanakaw ng kanyang amo na hindi naman niya ginawa.

Ang kanyang amo na si ABEER GHALIB MAAYOUF ALOTAIBI (ang EMPLOYER ni Sylkee) na nakatira sa HINAHMAD DISTRICT AL ALIHYANI, RIYADH, KSA ang nagreklamo at nagsampa ng kaso laban sa kanya.

Ang recruitment agency po ni Sylkee na HINDI man lang tumutulong sa kanya sa ngayon ay ang FIRST STEP INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER INC. na matatagpuan sa NESTOR BUILDING sa No. 1578 A. MABINI STREET CORNER PEDRO GIL STREET, ERMITA, CITY OF MANILA SAMANTALANG ANG FOREIGN COUNTERPART OFFICE ay ang AL SAHAM RECRUITING OFFICE na nasa RIYADH, KSA.

ANG MASAKIT, ANG NASABING RECRUITMENT AGENCY AY SIYA PA MISMO NAG - BLOCKED SA FACEBOOK KAY SYLKEE AT SA INA NI SYLKEE KUNG KAYA HINDI SILA MAKAHINGI NA ANUMANG TULONG SA NASABING AHENSYA. BUKOD DITO, NAKAKALUNGKOT AT NAKAKAGALIT NA KAPAG TINATAWAGAN NG INA NI SYLKEE ANG MOBILE PHONE NG RECRUITMENT AGENCY, HINDI SIYA SINASAGOT NITO.

Noong September 28, 2017, lulan o nakasakay ang ina ni Sylkee sa motorsiklo na minamaneho ng kanyang asawa nang papunta sila sa Calapan, Oriental Mindoro upang lumuwas sa Manila para pumunta sa OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration), sinamang - palad sila na naaksidente pa na ikinabali ng kanang balikat ng ina ni Sylkee.

Ito po ang dahilan kung kaya hindi pa siya makapunta nang personal sa OWWA.

Ang lubhang ikinatatakot ng kanyang ina, ayon po sa kuwento ng ina ni Sylkee ay minomolestiya siya ng mga Arabong guardiya na naroroon sa bilangguan at magpahanggangayon, hindi niya alam ang lokasyon ng nasabing piitan.

Ayon pa sa nanay niya, nasabi pa ni Slykee sa kanyang pakikipag - usap sa kanyang kuya sa telepono iyon na rin ang pagkarinig sa kanya noong NOVEMBER 13, 2017 base sa kanyang nabanggit na katayuan na si Sylkee ay nasa peligroso at nangangailangan ng urgent assistance.

For and in behalf of Sylkee at ng kanyang pamilya, ito po ay pagsusumamo sa awtoridad at mga kinauukulan na UMAAPELA NG TULONG -LEGAL UPANG IPAGTANGGOL SI SYLKEE AT MAPAWALANG - SALA SIYA SA GAWA - GAWANG AKUSASYON LABAN SA KANYA (MANUFACTURED OR TRUMPED UP CHARGES)!

HINIHINGI po namin ang kabutihang - loob ng MINISTER Of FOREIGN AFFAIRS NG KSA at seguraduhin na sana ay mailabas na siya sa kinasadlakan niyang sitwasyon.

Kami po ay umaasa na sana sa pamamagitan po ng inyong tulong ay makamtam ni Sylkee ang kanyang kalayaan at hustisya sa lalong madaling panahon.

Nakalakip po sa message na ito ang mga sreenshot ng mga pag - uusap namin ni Mrs. ISADORA BINAY na humihingi ng tulong para kay Sylkee.

Lubos na gumagalang,

OFW SERBISYO VOLUNTEER

THE ABOVE - REPRODUCED LETTER AS OF THIS WRITING IS ACKNOWLEDGED TO HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECEIVED!

THE OUTPUT OR RESULT WE SHALL AWAIT UNTIL WHEN, WE DO NOT KNOW FOR THESE PEOPLE DO NOT ACT DECISIVELY OR UNCONCERNED ENOUGH FOR OFW LIKE POOR SYLKEE!

KINDLY THEREFORE SIGN THIS PETITION FOR THESE "CONCERNED" AND "RESPONSIBLE" PEOPLE TO ACT APPROPRIATELY AND SYSTEMATICALLY AND PRODUCE RESULT AFTER COUPLES OF DAYS BUT NOT AFTER WEEKS OR MONTHS, OR YEARS, PLEASE!



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