Domestic workers

SC affirms life imprisonment for couple who abused maid

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2021

By Marlon Ramos, 13 Jul 2021 Remember Bonita Baran? Baran, the housemaid who became the face of modern-day slavery after she accused her employers in 2012 of maltreating her, has attained her quest for justice as the Supreme Court affirmed the life term meted out on the couple who had physically abused her until she…

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Maids to get home visits from MOM officers to check on their living conditions

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2021

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Repeal the Kasambahay law, remove the minimum wage, and others

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2021

by Jemy Gatdula, Businessworld, 4 Feb 2021 Unfortunately, 2021 doesn’t seem to be making it any easier. And the President’s confirmation that the Philippines is losing P2 billion a day in lost income just drives the point home.

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‘I want to go home’: Filipina domestic workers face exploitative conditions

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2021

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Dole: Employers should pay for their househelp’s treatment

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2021

by Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) official has asked employers to pay for the medical expenses of their domestic workers who would contract the new coronavirus especially if they were not enrolled for government social benefits.

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COVID-19 no reason to fire household workers – OSHC

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 20 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Contracting COVID-19 does not constitute grounds to terminate household service workers (HSWs) or “kasambahay,” according to the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC).

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Kuwaiti woman to hang for slay of Pinay maid

Published by rudy Date posted on December 31, 2020

by Manila Standard, 31 Dec 2020 A Kuwaiti criminal court on Wednesday handed a death verdict by hanging to a Kuwaiti woman who tortured to death Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, a Filipino domestic worker, due to jealousy.

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P6,000 minimum pay eyed for HSWs

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2020

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 18 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is pushing for a P6,000 minimum monthly pay for household service workers (HSWs) nationwide.

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Hiring minors as domestic helpers illegal – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2020

By: Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 4 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 5,000 minors below 15 years old are employed as domestic workers in violation of the Batas Kasambahay of 2013, according to a government survey.

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Minimum age para sa domestic workers itaas sa 18: child rights group

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2020

by ABS-CBN News, 4 Dec 2020 MAYNILA — Mas mainam kung itataas sa 18 anyos ang minimum age na maaaring payagang maging domestic worker o kasambahay ang isang indibidwal, mula sa kasalukuyang 15 anyos, sabi ng isang child welfare group.

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50,000 domestic helpers in PH minors — DoLE

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2020

By William B. Depasupil, Manila Times, 3 Dec 2020 ALMOST 50,000 or 4 percent of about 1.4 million Filipinos working as domestic helpers or “kasambahay” are minors, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

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Filipina domestic worker commits suicide in Lebanon – embassy

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2020

Her death comes days after a rights group complained about the shelter she was in by Agence France-Presse, 25 May 2020 BEIRUT, Lebanon – A Filipina domestic worker has committed suicide in Lebanon at a shelter run by her embassy, consular officials said Sunday, May 24, days after a rights group complained about accommodation at…

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The impacts of COVID-19 on domestic workers and policy responses

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2020

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Preventing abuses against Filipino migrant domestic workers

Published by rudy Date posted on April 2, 2020

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The domestic helper in the Middle East — and a proposed alternative

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2020

By Jaime J. Yambao, Manila Times, 25 Jan 2020 THE return home in boxes in the space of one year of two domestic helpers who worked and were killed by their employers in Kuwait confirms what is a matter of common knowledge — that the job of house helper in the Middle East is the…

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PH to ban deployment of new domestic workers to Kuwait

Published by rudy Date posted on January 2, 2020

By Eimor Santos, CNN Philippines, 2 Jan 2020 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines. January 2) — The Philippines will stop sending new household service workers to Kuwait after the killing of another Filipino helper there, a Cabinet official said Thursday.

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Household workers in Metro Manila to receive P5,000 pay

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2019

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Central Visayas workers to get pay hike

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2019

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – 4 Dec 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Minimum wage earners and domestic helpers in Central Visayas will receive a salary increase, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced yesterday.

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Zamboanga domestic workers to get wage hike

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2019

by Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) – 10 Nov 2019 ZAMBOANGA CITY ,Philippines — The minimum salary of house helpers in the Zamboanga peninsula will increase by P1,000.

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Digital platform posts record growth in hired Filipino domestic helpers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 12, 2019

By Roderick Abad, Business Mirror, 12 Oct 2019 THE Philippines remains one of the top preferred destinations for household helpers as the demand for them underwent an unprecedented increase in Saudi Arabia, reported a leading ethical platform for servant recruitment.

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Separation pay of kasambahay

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2019

BY PERSIDA ACOSTA, Manila Times, Sept 7, 2019 Dear PAO, I am the personal assistant of an expat living in Makati City. I take care of my boss’ office and domestic concerns, including the hiring of his maid. My boss’ consultancy contract with the local company he works with in the Philippines was shortened, and…

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Mimaropa domestic workers get pay hike

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2019

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) 22 Aug 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The minimum salary of domestic workers in Mimaropa will increase this month.

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Western Visayas domestic workers to get wage hike

Published by rudy Date posted on April 25, 2019

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – Apr 25, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Domestic workers in Western Visayas will get a salary increase starting May 8, the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) announced yesterday.

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DoLE curbs deployment of domestic workers

Published by rudy Date posted on January 11, 2019

BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT, Manila Times, Jan 11, 2019 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has issued an order limiting the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) or domestic helpers to the Middle East by 10 percent.

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The secret lives of the ‘kasambahay’

Published by rudy Date posted on January 10, 2019

By: Gideon Lasco – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan 10, 2019 Perhaps because the topic is too close to home for many of us, and their voices are rarely heard in public discourse, little has been written about the lived experiences of the “kasambahay”—particularly those living and working in the Philippines. Of course, they occupy…

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Woman held for abusing helper

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2018

by Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) – Oct 28, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — A woman was arrested on Friday in Pasig City for allegedly maltreating her 17-year-old male house helper.

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Employers get creative to evade kasambahay law

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2018

by Pennie Azarcon-dela Cruz with a REPORT FROM KARL OCAMPO, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct 20, 2018 (First of two parts) When 83-year-old Elpidio delos Reyes (not his real name) agreed to his househelp’s request that she be given Social Security System (SSS) coverage under the kasambahay law, he had expected to pay about P500 more…

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DoLE strengthens Kasambahay Law

Published by rudy Date posted on March 22, 2018

BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT, Manila Times, Mar 22, 2018 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has taken the lead in ensuring protection for over two million domestic helpers in the country through the Kasambahay Law.

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Ban on HSW direct hires to Malaysia stays–POEA

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2018

By Samuel P. Medenilla, Businessmirror, Feb 26, 2018 The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said directly hired Filipino household service workers (HSW) are still banned from being deployed to Malaysia despite a new regulation of the Malaysian government relaxing its recruitment policy for migrant HSWs.

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RTWPB 11 issues new wage rates for ‘kasambahay’

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2017

by Sunstar, Dec 13, 2017 THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Davao Region (RTWPB 11) announces that the new monthly minimum wage rates for domestic workers or the kasambahay in the region will be effective on December 16, 2017 under Wage Order No. RB XI-DW-01. The new minimum wage rates will be as…

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