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OFW maltreated in Saudi is home

A Filipina maid who was maltreated and forced to work in several households in Saudi Arabia is now home.

The Department of Foreign Affairs posted photos of Cristina Arado arriving and reuniting with her mother at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Margaux Salcedo, former spokesperson of President Estrada, also posted the tearful reunion in her Twitter account


Salcedo said Arado is the daughter of her nanny who took a chance to make a living in Saudi Arabia.

Arado thanked the DFA for their prompt action in rescuing her from her employer in Jeddah.

She emailed DFA Secretary Teodoro Lcosin Jr. to help Arado who is “locked up and hurt.”

“Within 48 hours DFA rescued her, TODAY SHE IS HOME! Reunited with her family. We honor heroes today—you are the hero today, Team DFA,” Salcedo said.

Salcedo also thanked OFW advocate Susan Ople, head of the Blas Ople Policy Center, for “being the first to respond.”

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