OFW's are routinely abused by their employers. None more so than those who work in the Middle East. Take this latest case.
She said she learned about her son’s fate through a message sent by a niece on Facebook: “Tita, Raymart’s gone. Bonnet-wearing men killed him.”
Her world shattered in an instant, Siapo asked her employer to allow her to leave immediately. The answer was no.
She begged her boss for days and had to show online news of Raymart’s death as proof of the tragedy back home because her employer, cold and unmoved, kept saying that “you’re just making that up.”
She was finally granted permission after going down on her knees to kiss her employer’s feet.
Siapo arrived in Manila practically empty-handed; the employer asked her to leave her belongings behind as a sort of guarantee of her return to Kuwait. When met by her elder brother Bong at the airport, all she had was a handbag and two boxes of toys for her other child, a 10-year-old girl
Pretty disgusting. She, ostensibly a Christian, was forced to kneel down and kiss her Muslim employers feet in order to come home to bury her dead son. What an outrage. This kind behaviour is typical of the abuse that OFWs endure at the hands of Muslims.
You can read more about abuse of Filipino OFWs here: http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Philippines/sub5_6g/entry-3921.html
A simple Google search for "abused OFW Middle East" brings up 675,000 results!
Clearly there is a problem with Muslim employers in the Middle East abusing their Filipino guest workers. Reforming the system that allows these abuses is one reason why Duterte is visiting Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar.
President Rodrigo Duterte will leave for the Middle East today for a weeklong state visit that aims to secure good working conditions for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Labor Secretary Silverstre Bello 3rd said Sunday.
We are going for a bilateral agreement with these countries concerning our household service workers (HSWs). We are eyeing fixed minimum salary rate for HSWs, insurance coverage, securing a day off and fixed working hours,” Bello said in a phone interview with The Manila Times.
I will make a bold prediction: agreements will be drawn up and signed but horrendous mental and sexual abuse will continue. Why? Because the Muslims do not see the Filipinos as people. Filipinos are Christians and therefore kafir.
The language of Islam is dualistic. As an example, there is never any reference to humanity as a unified whole. Instead there is a division into believer and kafir (unbeliever). Humanity is not seen as one body, but is divided into whether the person believes Mohammed is the prophet of Allah or not.
Kafir is what the Koran and Islam call the unbelievers. Kafir is the worst word in the human language.
The word kafir should be used instead of “unbeliever”, the standard word. Unbeliever is a neutral term. The Koran defines the kafir and kafir is not a neutral word. A kafir is not merely someone who does not agree with Islam, but a kafir is evil, disgusting, the lowest form of life. Kafirs can be tortured, killed, lied to and cheated. So the usual word “unbeliever” does not reflect the political reality of Islam.
This idea of "kafir" is also why Duterte's quest to "seek their support for our efforts to bring just and lasting peace in Mindanao" is a fools errand.
But there is an even more disturbing reason why seeking support for peace efforts in Mindanao is pointless.
The Philippines is fighting Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao. This group has aligned itself with ISIS and Saudia Arabia and Qatar are both financing ISIS!
Duterte is a tough guy when it comes to the war on drugs. He is so tough he says outright that he will kill drug pushers and users. Why can't he be that tough in the war against ISIS?
There is no compromise with ISIS and there is no peace with the kingdoms who support and finance ISIS. Duterte has no business seeking peace in the Middle East because none will be found. The best thing he could do for the Philippines is to recall and ban all OFWs from working in the Middle East.
There is no peace with Islam.