马尼拉 -- For 65 years, "Nanay Fedelina" lived like a modern-day slavery victim with her employer in the United States. This year, at 81, she's ready to begin the life of a free woman.
Nanay Fedelina was a nanny who was brought to the United States by the Filipino-American family she was serving when she was just 16 years old.
She spent 65 years in servitude.
In a June 2019 interview with ABS-CBN's Balitang America, Nanay Fedelina narrated her ordeal with the family she served for four generations.
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"Ang hinihigaan ko ang lamig, ang dumi-dumi, butas-butas pa 'yong 毯 ko, salbahe silang mag-ina (I slept on the cold floor with my 毯 hole-ridden. 该 mother and child were cruel)," she added.
“Ngayon, maligaya na ako at malaya. Hindi na ako nakakulong, hindi na ako inaapi ng mga tao (Now, I am happy and free. I am no longer locked up, no longer abused by people)".