Ikaw na ang tumulong, ikaw pa ang napasama! | Pinoy driver accused after helping a fellow OFW - The Daily Sentry

Sunday, December 9, 2018



Ikaw na ang tumulong, ikaw pa ang napasama! | Pinoy driver accused after helping a fellow OFW



An OFW cab driver accused of helping a fellow OFW now detained in Kuwait. Image combined credit to GMA and Philippine Star
That is the common reaction of Overseas Filipino Workers working abroad in case they are helping other OFWs.

In a report, a Filipino cab driver was supposed to help a fellow OFW escaped from their employers who are allegedly being maltreated.

This year, a video went rounds online when OFWs are being rescued by Philippine Embassy staff from their Kuwaiti employers which was said to be a violation of its sovereignty and "inappropriate behavior."


The case of an OFW who helped a fellow OFW

The investigation is on-going and according to the story of the OFW who was accused of helping fellow OFWs and in now in trouble said he was just helping his fellow OFW and he did nothing wrong.

"Hinding-hindi talaga ako natatakot. Wala naman ako tinatago na iligal. Wala namang problema basta 'yung kababayan natin natulungan ko lang," Fuentes said.

Image screenshot grabbed from GMA
The report said Jelamar Fuentes was using his Facebook account, "Dave," to get in touch with other Filipino workers. In one of the chat messages, an OFW was asking Fuentes to pick her up and help her escape.

The OFW gave her address to Fuentes and promised to pay him for helping her.

Fuentes, who is now under the custody of the Office of the Domestic Welfare Affairs, believes that he did not do anything wrong as he just wanted to help his fellow workers abroad.

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Source: GMA