A year ago, Kuwait suffered bad rap after the death of a Filipina maid and series of reports of maltreatment that prompted President Duterte to order a temporary deployment ban.
But a Kuwaiti family showed to the world what many silent Kuwaitis feel about their Filipino domestic helpers — treating them with love and like a family member.
A recently posted Facebook video just did that — two Filipina domestic helpers in Kuwait, in striking green dresses, were at the airport with their luggage. Then, one by one, children of their Kuwaiti employee held them tight and cried as they bid each other goodbyes.
The post by a Filipino worker, under Facebook account Dave JF, got 167,000 views and 2,500 shares since he posted the emotional send-off video last April 13.
The maids were identified as Estela Nebirl Tillo Samorano and Julie French Melo Paglinawan.
Samorano also posted group photos with her Kuwaiti employer and their children in her Facebook account. She also posted another photo with her lady employer.
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“Hanggang ngayon naalala ko ang iyak ng amo kong babae dun sa airport. Tas nung papasok ka na, nagbyebye sila dun sa labas,” Samorano said in the comment section of Dave JF’s post.
Samorano said they have already finished their contract and that another maid is arriving to replace them
“Pabalikin raw kami ate. Kapag tapos na ang kontrata nung sa papalit sa amin. Hindi sya mag-order ng kapalit kasi maghihintay sila sa amin. Nakakalito naman ito?” Samorano wrote in Bisaya.
Other Filipina maids commented the two women are blessed to have a loving family as employer.
“Sarap nang ganyan pero dito sa amin talagang katulong ka lang. Pauwi ka na lahat, ala man lang maibigay sa yo kahit candy. Tapos halos itapon ka lang sa airport,” Miles Nicole AJ Threse wrote.
“Bihira ka lang makahanap ng amo na mabait. Doon (Kuwait) din ako galing. 9 years ako doon. Umuwi ako, kahit 1 sentimo man lang hindi nagbigay amo ko. Hindi man lang ako hinatid sa airport,” Carina Toletino Alcayaga shared.