Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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MANILA – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has temporarily barred a recruitment agency from deploying Filipino workers to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia over reports of abuses of Filipinos in the area.
Iemploy Manpower Services Inc. has been suspended from processing employment of Filipinos to the Saudi Arabian city pending investigation of the cases.
POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said the ban was enforced on Wednesday in connection with the report of Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Jeddah Labor Attache Nasser Munder to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III about the cases of abuse of Filipinos.
One of the cases involved four household service workers who were forced to work in different households beyond their working hours, state news agency PNA reported.
The victims were identified as Samra Musa Lidasan, Lyn Silongan Sali, Norhen Gayo Sarat, and Noraima Mamadra Bandara.
Munder also reported an alleged rape case involving a 22-year-old Filipina by her agency representative last year. The victim has agreed to a settlement. GAD/Expat Media
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