The main reason why Filipinos go abroad and sacrifice being away from their families is that they wish to have a better, high-paying job to give their kids a better life. But things don’t always go as planned.
Sadly, there are those who take advantage of those who are kind enough to help others out. Sometimes these unscrupulous individuals prey on innocent folks who are just glad to lend a helping hand, only to end up losing their money.
A certain Jefferson Comia is in hot water after he allegedly embezzled some 200,000 riyals (Php2.9 million) from fellow Filipinos in Saudi Arabia. In a video that has gone viral on Facebook, the OFW issued a public apology to all his victims, saying that he was only able to do this to them due to his vice; though he did not elaborate about these things.
“To all the people that I have sinned, I am sincerely sorry. I hope you can all forgive me. I only did it because of my vice. I am sorry,” Jefferson wrote as caption for the video.
In the clip, a man could be seen sitting on a bed. This man was identified as Jefferson, according to a report on Kwentong OFW.
At the end of the video, someone could be seen slapping the OFW hard in the face. It is possible that this person was Jefferson’s victim; however, the person was not identified.
A lot of netizens expressed anger at Jefferson’s actions, saying that he should have known better than to prey on these other OFWs, especially because he knows how hard these people are working for their families!
Many also insisted that the public apology is not enough – he must pay for his actions. Aside from paying back the money he embezzled from his fellow OFWs, netizens believe he should also be charged for cheating them of their hard-earned money.