Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

OFW deported from Jeddah, seeks help

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – Deported Filipino workers from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is seeking help from the government after losing 3,000 Saudi riyals and valuable items from his check-in luggage upon arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila.

Andrew Montes said the immigration officials told them to put their jewelry in their check-in luggage before boarding a Saudi Airlines flight back to Manila last November 17, 2018.

Montes said that before he went through immigration, they were told to put their watches, socks and jackets inside the check-in baggage.

“Naka-tape pa po yung bag ko na black. Tapos may backpack sa loob para safe. Pagdating ko po sa Terminal 1, kalat nap o ‘yung dalawang bag ko instead na isa lang,” Montes said.

(My black bag surrounded by tape. Then there is another backpack inside to make sure it’s safe.  When I arrived in Terminal 1, my two bags were separated instead.)

The OFW said he lost his bracelets, rings, watches, iPhone, and cash of 3,000 Saudi riyals (over P42,000 PHP), which were in his bag before boarding the plane to Manila.

Montes posted Tuesday the video on his facebook account, named “Mah Fe Moskila”, the incident at NAIA.

Please help po😭😭😭Pakishare po,Last November 17,2018 na deport po ako from Jeddah Saudi Arabia.Ang sabi po sa mga…

Posted by Mah Fe Moskila on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Deported OFW said he already filed a complaint before Saudia representatives at NAIA who promised that the airlines would pay him back for the lost items.

However, Montes said he received an email from Saudia on Tuesday, saying the airline is not liable for any of the missing items.