Actress Ruffa Gutierrez reportedly lost the labor case that her former helpers filed against her.
It can be recalled that last year, Gutierrez went viral after P3PWD Party-list Rep. Rowena Guanzon posted a tweet about her friend who helped the helpers of the former actress who got removed from their jobs without receiving a salary.
“My friend has to rescue two household helpers who were thrown out of a first-class village by their employers without paying their salaries. Where is your compassion?” Guanzon said.
Ruffa then explained that the accusations were not true, saying that there had a reason to remove the said helpers.
“Nang-aaway po sila sa ibang mga kasamahan sa bahay ng wala po ako. They were demanding to leave the house, which I said they were able to do AFTER I returned home from work, so I could talk to them before they leave.” Gutierrez said.
The issue reached the court after the former helpers filed charges against Gutierrez.
Talent manager Ogie Diaz, revealed that the court asked the camp of Gutierrez to pay their former helpers.
“Nagbigyan ng pansin ng DOLE [Department of Labor and Employment] and I’m sure si Ruffa ay tutugon sa desisyon na ito. Maliit na bagay at maliit na halaga para hindi niya tuparin ang kanyang obligasyon doon sa dalawang kasambahay.” Ogie said.
Guanzon also confirmed the news via social media and asked Ruffa to pay her former helpers.
“Maging leksyon ito sa mga amo na ituring naman pong tao na may damdamin yung mga kasambahay ninyo.” Guanzon said.
“Sana po ay maayos na ito. Nananawagan ako kay Ruffa Gutierrez na ayusin na niya ito, i-settle na nya.” she added.
— Rowena Guanzon (@rowena_guanzon) April 2, 2023
The camp of Gutierrez has yet to release a statement on the decision of the court.