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Family Of OFW Doubts That She Committed Suicide When She Came Home From Kuwait Without Eyes And Organs

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Filipinos who wish to give their family a better life often result in being OFWs or Overseas Filipino Workers. Often times, they get to hold a job abroad that is able to help them provide for their families.

But unfortunately, not all OFWs are treated well abroad. There have been a number of cases where Filipinos are maltreated by their employers abroad.

What’s worse is that the family in the Philippines are not able to help their loved ones, and sometimes, they won’t even know it until it’s too late.

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Such is the case of Liezl Hukdong who went to Kuwait with another relative last December 17, 2016. According to the family, everything went well at first as they were able to contact Liezl through social media.

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In November 2017, though, she deactivated her Facebook and has not been in contact with any of her family from home. When they tried to contact the relative that went with her there they were just answered with “She said she’s ok.”, when they tried to probe deeper, they got an irked but same response.

2 days after her 1st year anniversary there, on December 19, 2017, her family received a call that she committed suicide. Something that the family found hard to believe.

The family asked the relative there but they weren’t able to get a firm response. So they asked for help from her agency and OWWA but was surprised that she was still listed as active and the employer hasn’t declared her as deceased.

The body of Liezl reached the Philippines on January 5, 2017, and the family wasn’t ready for the state that she was in.

The pitiful condition of the body is not a body of someone who committed suicide. She had a huge slice from her chin to her belly that was sewn back. Her lungs, brain, eyes, kidney, and tongue are missing. What’s worst is that the body was stuffed with pieces of cloth just so it will look like it still has her organs.

Her body also has significant bruises, an indication that she might have been maltreated there. Bruises that she would have never gotten from committing suicide.

The niece of Liezl was the one who posted the story, towards the end of her post, she asked their relative, the one who went to Kuwait with Liezl about what happened.

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The niece also questioned the paperwork that came with her aunt. There is one document that was full of mistakes.

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Then another one without a signature at the bottom.

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And yet another one that has no seal or anything to show that it is official.

The family still have a lot of questions, we pray that this family gets the justice that they deserve and that they may be able to surpass this difficult time.

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Anti-Homeless “Pay-and-Sit” Park Bench with Spikes Receives Mixed Reactions from Netizens

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It is a sad reality that in many places, a lot of public benches and sheltered spots are taken by the homeless as their ‘temporary home’. But because this could be ‘unsightly’ to the eyes of many, the local councils often do something to ban the homeless from using these facilities so that the residents can use these with comfort.

But while the move is lauded by some people, especially the locals who benefit from the freed up space, such is also slammed for being inhumane. What’s sad is that many of these places don’t have homeless shelters where these people could rest, leading them to sleep on the ground or some other worse spots.

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Other areas impose exorbitant fines for those who sleep on their park benches. While this is less forceful, it still is inhumane considering that these people rarely have enough money to buy themselves food!

To protest this inhumane treatment and to highlight the capitalization of local councils on the spaces that the homeless could have used to rest on, design student Fabian Brunsing created an art installation of a “pay-and-sit” park bench.

This unique bench has multiple metal spikes that stay up and prevent anyone from sitting on the benches unless they insert coins which will give them some precious minutes of comfort on the bench.

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If you want to sit down, you have to insert €0.50 ($0.60) into the coin slot. This makes the spikes retract and the bench will be like a regular one. Once the time is nearly up, a buzzer makes a sound to warn you.

You’ve got to get up and go or add more coins. If you won’t do that, your butt (or body if you were lying down as a homeless person might do) would be impaled by the spikes as they spring back in position! Crazy, right?

While this was an art installation, many actually said this would be a good idea because people could now use the park benches instead of these being overrun by the homeless – but does that mean that the homeless aren’t ‘people’?

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Thankfully, there were more people who were offended by this bench and hoped no one would actually install these in the local parks for real.

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Woman Ends Up Winning New Car Even If She Didn’t Intend to Buy Lottery Tickets

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Every day, millions of people around the world buy lottery tickets in hopes of winning it big and turning their life around but one reluctant buyer actually ends of winning a brand new car even if she had not really intended to buy lottery tickets that day.

The lucky lady was not named but it was revealed that she is a Malaysian lady who had just gone to visit some relatives at a grocery store last January 7, somewhere in Malaysia.

This lady was on leave at the time and decided to meet up with her relatives.

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At the grocery store, she stopped by a shop that had lottery tickets hanging on the counter. Curious, the lady who works as a clerk pulled on ticket out but in doing so, she accidentally pulled out the whole bunch of tickets.

The ring holding the tickets fell to the floor and was broken, making a mess in the store.

Feeling embarrassed, the lady helped clean up the mess. She, then, bought some lottery tickets as a way of saying ‘sorry’ for what she had done’; although she had not really thought about the tickets and didn’t check them at the store.

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Back at home later that day, she recalled the incident and told her family about it. Her mother encouraged her to scratch the cards while her niece joked that if her aunt wins the car, she (the niece) wants the old one.

But the joke turned to reality when one of the scratch cards revealed that the lucky lady did win a car – a brand new Honda HRV 1.8L E. She wasn’t the only one rejoicing over the win as her niece had just gotten herself a free car, even if it was a second hand vehicle.

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Boy Dies of Rabies after Playing with Injured Bat His Dad had Saved

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One dad has regretted saving an injured bat because it led to the death of his son.

What’s sad is that Ryker Roque, 6, was not immediately taken to the hospital because his parents did not think he was in serious trouble and that they were protecting him because he had a fear of injections.

Henry Roque, the boy’s dad, later recalled how he found the bat that would bring the family this deeply saddening situation.

(I) found a bat, put it in a little bucket, put it on the porch and I had asked my son, ‘don’t touch it under any circumstances’. So, apparently he put his hand in there and touched it and he said it only scratched him, so I frantically googled it real quick and it says to wash his hands with soap, hot water for five minutes,” dad Henry said.

Feeling confident that his googled first aid worked, they didn’t bring Ryker to the hospital like they should have done.

A week later, the boy would complain of feeling headaches and numbness in his hands. This time, dad Henry rushed him to the hospital but all the while thinking that the boy must have hit his head while playing.

While going through the child’s medical history to determine the cause of his symptoms, the medical staff were quite alarmed when Henry mentioned the bat.

I mean, alarms, bells, whistles went off. They went frantically looking for the other doctors to tell them that it was a bat and how severe it was. And then they all came in. We had a conference and they explained to me that it’s almost always lethal,” the shocked dad recalled.

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The family quickly set up a GoFundMe account to seek help for Ryker’s medical bills. Sadly, the boy died. Still, the donations continued to pour in for the child as many parents around the world felt the family’s pain and knew that what happened to him was not intentional and that his dad was surely quite devastated that he was partly to blame for the death even if he had not meant for it to happen.

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