Maricel Monteclaro was among 3 OFWs who knotted 12 blankets into a ladder that they could climb down from the 4th floor of their employer’s building in Lattakia, Syria. This video celebrates her homecoming.
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center described two overseas Filipino workers as “heroes” for persevering in filing cases against Singaporean national Lim Beng Huat also known as “Alfred Lim” who was convicted last week by the Malaysian court for violating its anti-trafficking act.
More than three years ago, the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia referred two human trafficking survivors to the Blas F. Ople Policy Center for assistance. Their names were Marilou Bagsit and Marivic Capistrano, both residents of Lipa City, Batangas province. They were married and with young kids, and the meager state of family finances prodded them […]