Viral Message: Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) earned another praises in the Middle East after a good deed of a Filipino working in Jeddah was caught by camera.
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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) earned another praises in the Middle East after a good deed of a Filipino working in Jeddah was caught by camera.
OFW Daoud Balendon went viral on social media after he saved an elderly handicapped Saudi national who got trapped in the middle of the flood in a road located at Abraq al-Rughama, east of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In the video originally uploaded by Sarah Bande Itliong, the fire fighters allegedly refused to save the elderly man who’s asking to save him as his car was already flooded with water.
According to the sources, the Saudi National had difficulties in walking, that’s why he can’t save himself from the flood.
A Filipino named Fahad King has received honor and recognition from Saudi Arabia after rescuing an Arab national during the flood.
Viral Message Verification- Yes indeed as can be seen the man is saving a person caught in the car and in the middle of water. However it is not clear that there was actually any flood and the age of the man also cannot be determined.
As per reports the elderly was handicapped and was hence unable to come out of water, soon he was helped by the OFW Daoud Balendon.
This has also been reported in major news sites across Filipino.
We cannot confirm the authenticity of the video running on the social media.
You can also watch Okaz’ interview with Mr. Balendong with Filipino translation here:
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