OFW Receives Help from Kind Employers, Builds 3-Story House for Parents

An OFW receives help from kind employers to build her parents a 3-story house. Netizens are impressed by this OFW’s employers, especially because she works as domestic helper for the family.

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OFW Receives Help from Kind Employers to Build Parents’ House

Many OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) will tell you that finding good employers abroad is really a matter of luck.

Gemma Sotelo Sinogo is one of the OFWs who were lucky enough to have found good employers – and they even helped her build a 3-story house for her parents! Isn’t that awesome?

Because she has kind employers, Gemma has already been working with the same family for 12+ years in Singapore.

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The lucky OFW even shared that to help lighten her work, her employers even asked her to find another domestic helper for the family. So, she was able to get her sister and they’re now working together.

Their kind employers even let them enjoy their vacation every year, and provide them with many benefits.

Full-time mother ako dati bago ako nag-abroad. Naisipan ko pong mag-abroad dahil sa kahirapan at mabigyan ng magandang buhay ang aking 2 anak at ang aking mga magulang. Single parent na po ako,” Gemma explained.

She also detailed that her employers have always been kind to them.

Super bait po ng mga amo ko ngayon. Sa katunayan nagpakuha sila ng kasama ko dito sa bahay at yung kapatid ko ngayon ang kasa-kasama ko. Yearly nila kaming pinapauwi at lahat ng benefits ibinibigay nila sa amin,” she added.

Sa katunayan kahit helper ako di kami naapektuhan ng pandemic dahil tuloy pa rin ang aming sahod. Nakapagpatayo po ako ng bahay para sa mga magulang ko at dahil dun na rin nakatira ang 2 kong anak. On going rin ang pagpapatayo ng 2nd floor.

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The house looks fantastic – and Gemma is really quite lucky.

Some Tips When Applying for a Job Abroad

Direct hiring is rare for Filipinos, but that’s still possible – especially with online or remote jobs. However, for other jobs, especially those that require physical presence, going through an agency is usually the thing to do.

Be sure to check whether the agency is duly accredited by the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration).

Be wary of placement fees and other questionable fees that the agency is asking for.

Always ask for receipts of any transactions and keep them.