Domestic Workers-OFWs

78% of Filipino housemaids without a weekly day off

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2018

By Ben Garcia, Kuwait Times Sponsors view domestic helpers as child-like and untrustworthy, despite the extensive responsibilities they shoulder in caring for the home and children.

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Leave Kuwait? Domestic helpers willing, but not the skilled workers

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2018

‘Bago niya pauwiin, tingnan muna niya ang unemployed sa Pilipinas. Sa Boracay nga, andami nang walang trabaho. Bigyan niya muna ng trabaho ang mga nasa Pilipinas,’ says a professional who has worked in Kuwait for 35 years by Don Kevin Hapal, Rappler, Apr 30, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – “Kung ‘yan ang desisyon ng Pangulo, why…

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Giving a gift to new employer can benefit domestic workers abroad – study

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2017

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Sexual harassment beyond the workplace

Published by rudy Date posted on October 16, 2017

By TOOTS OPLE, Manila Times, Oct 16, 2017 THE first time I heard her speak, I knew she was telling the truth. The domestic worker from Leyte told me about the sexual harassment she experienced while working in the household of a Philippine ambassador. He was a seasoned diplomat who was highly regarded in his…

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New UAE law to benefit Pinoy domestic workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 28, 2017

By Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), Sep 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The United Arab Emirates has approved a law that would benefit 120,000 of the 618,000 Filipinos working in the UAE.

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PHL, UAE ink MOU on recruiting domestic workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2017

by Margaret Claire Layug/KBK, GMA News, Sep 14, 2017 The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates have signed a memorandum aimed at bolstering mutual cooperation in hiring Filipino domestic workers.

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Ties that bind families of OFW mothers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2017

by Jose Galang, Sep 6, 2017 A team of researchers has designed a system of identifying critical factors that affect relationships among members of Filipino families with a mother working overseas as a domestic helper which could help address stressful situations arising from their separation.

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Do we need more of our women leaving to work as domestic workers overseas?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2017

BY TOOTS OPLE, Manila Times, Sep 4, 2017 MORE women are leaving the country to work abroad as domestic workers, and this trend is not about to stop. Based on the 2016 survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority, there were 2.2 million overseas Filipino workers at any given time during April to September 2016 all…

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DOLE signs MOU with PH Recruitment Agencies to protect household workers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2017

By Samuel Medenilla, Manila Bulletin, Jun 7, 2017 To strengthen the protection of household service workers (HSW) deployed abroad, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its attached agencies signed on Tuesday a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRA).

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OFW falls to death in Hong Kong

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2017

INQUIRER.net / 10:40 AM May 19, 2017 A 30-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) fell to her tragic death while cleaning the windows in her apartment in Hong Kong Wednesday night.

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Filipina fined for eating employer’s food in HK

Published by rudy Date posted on April 8, 2017

INQUIRER.net, April 08, 2017 For eating her employer’s food, a Filipina domestic helper in Hong Kong has been fined an amount eight times the cost of what she had eaten.

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Minimum pay raised for Filipino maids here

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2017

The minimum salary for Filipino maids will rise to $570 from May 1 to keep pace with exchange rate fluctuations. http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/manpower/minimum-pay-raised-for-filipino-maids-here The minimum salary for Filipino maids will rise to $570 from May 1 to keep pace with exchange rate fluctuations, said the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Singapore.

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Deployment of Filipino HSWs on the rise

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2017

By Samuel P. Medenilla, Manila Bulletin, Mar 30, 2017, The deployment of newly-hired Filipino household service workers (HSW) abroad continues to increase even after the country lost one of its major markets in the Middle East.

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Illegal OFW injured after trying to escape abusive employer

Published by rudy Date posted on March 7, 2017

INQUIRER.net, Mar 07, 2017 A Filipina domestic helper holding a counterfeit passport injured herself after attempting to flee her abusive employer in Kuwait.

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Filipina maid ‘beaten to death’ in Kuwait

Published by rudy Date posted on January 31, 2017

DOLE closely following up case of Amy Capulong Santiago; help to be extended to her family – Bello By: Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 31, 2017 MANILA — Another Filipino household service worker in Kuwait, was allegedly beaten to death by her employer, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Tuesday.

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Filipina maid ‘beaten to death’ in Kuwait

Published by rudy Date posted on January 31, 2017

DOLE closely following up case of Amy Capulong Santiago; help to be extended to her family – Bello By: Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan. 31, 2017 MANILA — Another Filipino household service worker in Kuwait, was allegedly beaten to death by her employer, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Tuesday.

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Pinay nahulog sa gusali

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2016

By Noel Abuel, Abante, August 11, 2016 Patay ang isang Pinay domestic helper makaraang aksidenteng mahulog sa bintana ng isang residential apartment sa bansang Hong Kong.

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OFW na nahulog sa gusali, nailibing na

Published by rudy Date posted on August 9, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, August 9, 2016 Inihatid na sa huling hantungan ang Pinay na overseas Filipino worker (OFW) na nahulog mula sa ika-15 palapag ng tinitirhang gusali sa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia kahapon.

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Nakatakas sa malupit na amo (Part 1)

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, August 5, 2016 Tuwing sasapit ang liwanag, sampal, tadyak at sabunot ang almusal na natitikman ng isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) mula sa kanyang employer na Egyptian sa Kuwait.

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OFW na nahulog sa building naiuwi na ang bangkay

Published by rudy Date posted on July 26, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, July 26, 2016 Isang araw bago ang kaarawan, dumating na sa bansa ang labi ng isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) na namatay matapos mahulog mula sa ika-15 palapag sa tinitirahan nitong gusali sa Malaysia. Bandang ala-una ng hapon noong Hulyo 24 nang dumating ang bangkay ng OFW na si Nikki Torrefranca,…

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Amo nagpapa-massage ng hubo’t hubad

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2016

OFW nagpapasaklolo By Armida D. Rico, Abante, July 18, 2016 Labis ang pag-aalala ngayon ng pamilya ng isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) matapos makatanggap ng mensahe mula sa kanilang kapatid na humihingi ng tulong upang matakasan ang manyak na kanyang amo sa Doha Qatar.

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Pinay DH na nahuli ng amo nakikipagtalik sa bf, papauwiin

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, July 9, 2016 Pinapauwi na sa Pilipinas ng kanyang amo ang isang domestic helper makaraang maaktuhang nakikipagtalik sa nobyong Pinoy sa Jeddah.

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Kritikal sa pambubugbog ng amo (Part 1)

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, June 30, 2016 Hindi lang ang pamilya ng isang Pinay domestic helper (DH) ang humihingi ng tulong, maging ang mga kaibigan nito ay nanawagan sa tanggapan ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) na tulungan itong makauwi ng bansa dahil kasalukuyan itong nasa kritikal na kondisyon…

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12 Pinay workers sa HK nabiktima ng recruiter

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2016

By Noel Abuel, Abante, June 27, 2016 Dumulog sa Hong Kong (HK) police ang 12 Filipino domestic workers matapos na umano’y matangayan ng malaking halaga ng salapi ng isang recruitment agency kapalit ng trabaho sa bansang Canada.

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Dusa at pasakit ang inabot sa 3 amo

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2016

By Armida Rico, Bahrain, Abante, June 25, 2016 Lahat ng pinaghirapan sa loob ng apat na taong pagtatrabaho bilang isang domestic helper, caregiver at housekeeping sa Bahrain ay nawala ang lahat matapos siyang hindi pasuwelduhin ng kanyang mga naging employer at pinagnakawan pa ng mga awtoridad sa abroad.

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Pinay DH hinalay sa disyerto

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2016

By Noel Abuel, Abante, June 24, 2016 Pinaghahanap ng Kuwaiti police ang isang lalaki na pinaghihinalaang humalay sa isang Pinay household worker sa isang disyerto.

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Pinay sa Kuwait hinalay ng sponsor

Published by rudy Date posted on June 17, 2016

By Noel Abuel, Abante, June 17, 2016 Inaresto ng mga awtoridad ang isang Kuwait national makaraang akusahang nanghalay sa isang Filipina domestic worker sa nasabing bansa.

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Pinay OFW allegedly beaten employer to death in Lebanon

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2015

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Pinay maid beaten to death by Sri Lankan co-worker in UAE –report

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2015

Joel Locsin/KBK, GMA News, July 13, 2015 A Filipina maid was beaten up and killed by her Sri Lankan colleague in their employer’s house in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, a UAE news site reported early Monday.

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Maid dies ‘after being starved and beaten’ Dubai court told

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2013

by Wafa Issa, June 11, 2013 DUBAI // A housemaid died after being locked in a room where she was beaten and starved for almost two months, a court heard yesterday. Prosecutors told the Criminal Court that the incident leading to the death of Khadija Kamel was just one of a list of abuses against…

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