OFW in Bahrain seeks help via video
A video of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) seeking help after being allegedly raped and beaten by her employer’s son has been making the rounds on the Internet.
Twenty-eight year old Abby Luna, a domestic worker in Hamad, Bahrain, narrated in a three-minute video uploaded on Facebook on Thursday how she had been raped, beaten and threatened by her attacker.
Luna, a native of Los Baños, Laguna, said she was raped on April 8 at her employer’s house.
She said she sustained wounds and bruises after the attack by her employer’s son, whom she claimed was a drug addict.
Luna also said she was threatened by the rapist not to speak of the incident to her employer because she would be killed and buried in the desert.
Though fearing for her life, she said she reported the rape to her employer who scolded her and asked her why she didn’t tell him right away.
The employer’s son, however, said Luna seduced him.
“Tulungan niyo ako (Help me), please,” a crying Luna said in the video.
“Sana matulungan ako na makaalis dito, natatakot na ako (I hope to get help so I can leave this place, I’m so scared).”
Luna said her employer had told her she had to wait for two months before she could leave and she would have to pay for her return ticket.
She was also told by the employer that if she got pregnant, she had to abort the fetus.
Luna then asked for help to contact the Philippine Embassy in Bahrain so she could be rescued.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Charles Jose told INQUIRER.net that the OFW is now in the custody of the Philippine Embassy in Bahrain. NC/RC
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