Thirty women from the Maguindanao region have been rescued from a basement in Parañaque City.
The women were held against their will at the home of a recruiter who promised them jobs in Saudi Arabia.
Parañaque Police Chief Ariel Andrade said the house’s caretakers identified the owner of the home as Maila Laguilay from Barangay San Antonio – the owner was not home at the time of the arrest and is being hunted down at this time.
The three house caretakers were arrested in the raid – the 30 women were being held in the basement of the home and have been there for six months awaiting their flight to Saudi Arabia.
One of the women being held escaped from the home and sought assistance from barangay officials. The women told officials that she and numerous other women were being held in the house, she reported she had been there since December after she and others were recruited by Laguilay.
The women were asked to pay 70,000 pesos in placement fees in exchange for a domestic helpers job in Saudi.