A Filipina domestic worker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, turned to social media to ask netizens for help as she was allegedly being illegally detained by her employer.
In a post made by the Facebook page “OFW Go Home Project”, it was said that Marily Birang, the OFW who sought for help, is currently sick and hasn’t eaten for days. Her employer, a certain Waleed Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Anzan, has been allegedly keeping her against her will. Moreover, the people who knew her haven’t been able to contact her for the last three days.
What got netizens extremely worried for her safety, however, were Marilyn’s photos. It turns out that the OFW was very beautiful, with some even saying she looks a lot like Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin. Her good looks made netizens question what her employer’s real motives were for keeping her, and what he might to do to her.
Fortunately, another Facebook user eventually saw a comment which was supposedly from Marilyn herself. The OFW said she was doing well, and that her employer has already agreed to send her home soon. However, since it was merely a screenshot, there is still no way of verifying if the account is indeed Marilyn’s.
The original Facebook post was updated by “OFW Go Home Project” yesterday past midnight, saying the same thing that Marilyn supposedly said in her comment.
Here are some of the netizens’ comments on the issue:
“Kawawa naman ang ganda pa naman.”
“Aba’y rescuehin na agad kung maaari wag na hintayin mapariwara pa yan. At pag artistahin nalang yan pag uwi dito sa Pinas may talent hindi mahiyain.”
“Jusko ang gandang bata pa naman. Sana hindi siya Saudi napunta. Sana marescue na agad kawawa naman.”
“Ipagpray po natin si ate.”
What can you say about this OFW’s plea for help? Do you think it was really her account that said she was already safe? Let us know your thoughts by dropping a comment below!