Saturday, January 31, 2009

Petition: “OPLAN SAVING KABAYAN RYAN” (Ryan T. Anievas)

31 January 2009

Please sign this petition in support of our beleaguered compatriot Ryan T. Anievas.

Anievas, 28 years old, married with one child, a resident of Binangonan, Rizal Province, and an OFW working for a sub-contractor of a petrochemical company in the Western Region, was accused of distributing fake bills - a charge he vehemently denied. In actuality, Anievas is actually the victim when he unknowingly received the money - five bills worth SAR 10 each - among change given by a baqala vendor.

Anievas has since been demanding for a lawyer to represent him in Saudi Courts, a request which has not been acted upon by the concerned government agencies, particularly the Office of the Undersecretary for Overseas Workers Affairs (OUMWA) and the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah.

Migrante Saudi Arabia therefore hereby endorses this petition, in behalf of all other OFWs who are currently facing legal cases in the Kingdom who do not get sufficient legal support from the government.


Dear Fellow OFW,

We are seeking your kind help through this signature campaign to help our kabayan Mr. Ryan Anievas who is now in a dire situation and needs our moral and spiritual support. Mr. Ryan has been accused of spreading counterfeit Saudi Riyal bills which the former vehemently denied. According to him, he is just a victim of a syndicate operating in Jeddah circulating Bogus Saudi Riyal Bills. His case started when he buy some goods from a Bargain Store commonly known locally as Itnen-itnen Store or Everything 2 riyals.

He received an alleged fake bills as a change from his purchases and from there his whole life changed. His family (wife and children) suffered humiliation and is now under a threat of starvation as Mr. Ryan is already terminated from his job as a consequence of this alleged bogus bills circulation.

As a fellow OFW, Mr. Ryan deserves our and understanding and support for his real life battle. This is a fight that put his whole life, dignity and reputation at stake. He already approached our Ambassador but according to him Western Region is not under his jurisdiction. The Philippine Consul General in Jeddah has already denied his request for a lawyer. He went to the consulate but he only gave a translator. What he needs is LAWYER that can represent him in court.

So we are asking your kind support through this campaign to express our desire to save him. This campaign will then be circulated and shall reach the office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines seeking an immediate action to rescue our kabayan from the hell of the Saudi Jail.


1. Arnaldo P. Mueda, Al Khobar (KSA).
2. John Leonard Monterona – Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator.
3. A. M. Ociones, Chairperson - Migrante Saudi Arabia
Once you affix your signature, kindly send the letter back to the petition author at this address: "Arnaldo P. Mueda" ( with a CC to us at

Save Ryan Anievas from jail!
Create the Office of Legal Attache now!

Sa migrante at sa bayan,
A. M. Ociones
Chairperson, Migrante KSA
(Migrante International - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chapter)
Tel. No.: +966-56-679-3202 / +966-50-894-4426

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