OFWs: Search for better life but end up dead

Cases of Overseas Filipino Workers from impoverished background works for an employer but ends up getting abused and dead.

It is the time-worn plot of many movies in the Philippines. A young woman from an impoverished background dreams of lifting her family from poverty, gets a job as an overseas domestic helper but ends up getting abuse by her employer. The employer forces her to work 12 hours a day, gives her leftover food, and makes her sleep on the floor. 

Then, a tragedy of an unspeakable nature happens. Her family is at the airport, wailing in grief as a coffin bearing her body is wheeled out of the cargo hold of the plane. 

This plot happens again and again in the real lives of many Filipinos, who worked as household help or overseas domestic helpers.

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