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Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Angry OFW stops supporting ‘erring’ wife

/ 11:40 PM October 19, 2013

MM of Pangasinan has been texting Bantay OCW for assistance in contacting her husband in Saudi Arabia. However, her husband has not replied to our calls so it took us sometime to update MM.

Finally, MM’s husband took our call. We asked him why he stopped sending money to his family back home. The OFW angrily shot back that he would never send financial support to his wife again because she was allegedly having an affair with a man whom she was supporting. “Why would he waste his hard-earned money on his wife’s boyfriend?”

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MM belied this accusation. The OFW, however, stood his ground. He decided that MM should bring their children to her parents and he would send the money directly to them.

Our embassies abroad do not have police power to coerce any OFW to send money to his family. Philippine laws do not cover any Filipino based abroad. MM may file an abandonment case against her husband if the husband returns home.

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Susan Andes, also known as Susan K., can be heard over Radyo Inquirer dzIQ 990 AM, Monday to Friday, 11 am-12 noon and 12:30 p.m-2 p.m. Audio/video live streaming is at www.dziq.am.Helplines: 0927-6499870/0920-9684700.E-mail:bantayocwfoundation @yahoo.com/[email protected]

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