The Filipino netizens outraged after a video of Kuwaiti influencer complaining about a new law concerning Filipino domestic helpers went viral on social media.
In the video uploaded and translated to the English language by Turkey-based media TRT News, popular makeup artist and beauty guru Sondos Alqattan expressed her disgust over the new law in the Gulf country giving rightful benefits to Filipino workers.
“I don’t want a Filipino maid anymore,” Alqattan said complaining about the rule that all Filipino domestic helpers should now get the privilege of keeping their passport instead of surrendering it to their employers.
“But how can you have a ‘servant’ in your house who gets to keep their passports with them? If they ran away and went back to their country, who’ll refund me?” she added.
On top of that, the popular Kuwaiti influencer also complained about the rule stating that employers should allow their Filipino workers to enjoy at least one whole day of rest,“And what’s worse is that they have one day off every week?” Alqattan said.
The beauty vlogger’s statement drew flak on social media leading other people, particularly the Filipino netizens to bash her. Read some of their comments below:
It could be recalled that in May 2018, the Philippines at Kuwaiti Government signed an agreement which aims to protect the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the Gulf state.
This prompted after a diplomatic rift between two countries arise after a Filipina domestic helper was found dead inside a refrigerator of an abandoned apartment in Kuwait, this also prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to implement a temporary deployment ban of migrant workers to Kuwait.
Kuwaiti social media star Sondos Alqattan caused outrage after she complained about Filipino workers getting a day off and not surrendering their passports.
Posted by TRT World on Thursday, July 19, 2018
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