A Bagong Bayani in Need: Let’s help Alfred Salmos!

He wishes to come home and be with the family he had lost touch with while spending more than 20 years of his life in Saudi Arabia.

Alfred Salmos suffered serious burns, several of which have hardened into keloids, after being electrocuted at work. An electrician by profession, he was sucked into a 14,000-volts breaker that he was trying to shut down.

For the past two years, an Indonesian worker has been looking after Mang Fred. He could no longer work because of his physical condition. According to the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah, they are now working on the exit clearances of Ka Alfred who has to settle some fees over an impounded car several years ago. The Ople Center is working closely with NGOs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia such as Patnubay Riyadh and PEBA, on this case.

For those who wish to help OFW Alfred Salmos, please send donations to his sister: Epifania Reem S. Colina c/o BPI Branch in Carmen West Rosales, Pangasinan, Account Number: 0639-0859-29.

For those who wish to get in touch with Reem Salmos Colina, please get in touch with me at the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, 833-5337/833-9562, so we can coordinate this with her.

Thank you!

Author: Susan Ople

Susan "Toots" Ople is the President of the Blas F. Ople Policy and Training Institute. She's an OFW and labor advocate based in the Philippines.

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    siguro naman hindi aabuting ng milyon milyon yung impounded car ni Mang Alfred.  Sana ang government natin kayanin na yun para maibalik na si Mang Lafred sa Pinas.  Then all the people who would like to help him shall send money to her sister for Mang Alfred’s maintenance for life.

  • nasa 600SR plus yata yung accumulated fees dahil sa pagka-impound ng kotse ni Mang Fred. pero sa tulong ng Patnubay Riyadh, nila Frank Resma, at iba pang NGOs katulad din ng PEBA, naayos naman na ito at malapit ng makauwi si Mang Fred sa Pilipinas. pero korek ka Ditas, di dapat umabot ng 2 taon ang pagdurusa ng isang bagong bayani na katulad ni Alfredo Salmos sa Saudi. malaki rin ang naging pagkukulang ng konsulado natin sa Jeddah.