I, Bimbo Alfiscar Alip, of legal age, married, a citizen of the Philippines and with postal address at 196 S. Brookside Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520 after having been duly sworn do hereby depose and state, that:
1. I used to work as a housekeeper for various hotels in Iloilo City for six years. I lived with my parents and sister, and I am the only one working to support them. My father was a farmer, but due to lack of capital and frequent disasters that hit our region, farming was rendered unprofitable. When I got married and about to build a family of my own, I realized that my salary of P14,000.00 or around $350 in working as housekeeper, was not enough to support the needs my growing family. To address the situation, I seriously looked for an opportunity of working abroad because I believed that it was the only way I could uplift my family’s economic condition.
TRAVEL AND RECRUITMENT
2. Sometime on July 2007, I found out about job openings in the USA thru the Regal Vision International Manpower Services, Corp (Regal Vision). A friend of mine, saw the advertisement on a local newspaper, and shared it to me. Immediately, I called the Regal office in Manila and the staff who got my call told me to wait for the schedule of an interview with the employer from the USA. Since the office of the Regal Vision was located in Adriatico St. in Manila, I set aside a budget for transportation and food, and prepared some pertinent documents as a preparation for my application.