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PHL envoy, new Thai labor minister discuss ways to protect migrant workers

September 20, 2013

The Philippines and Thailand discussed ways to strengthen their cooperation in protecting migrant workers from transnational crimes, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Read the rest of this entry »

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DOLE to HSWs: Honor your employment contracts

July 4, 2013

From the Department of Labor and Employment

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday enjoined would-be overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially Household Service Worker (HSW) applicants, to honor their commitments based on their employment contract to be worthy of the better conditions and standards assured by host countries and overseas employers. Read the rest of this entry »

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CFO chief: OFW gender concerns should be part of development plans

June 10, 2013

Saying that the needs of women OFWs and of their families have often been “overlooked” in government programs, the head of the Commission of Filipinos Overseas has called for mainstreaming gender concerns in the national and local development plans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Agreement to ensure worker rights

November 12, 2012

LOCAL RECRUITERS have inked an agreement with counterparts in the Emirate of Dubai to ensure the rights of Filipino domestic workers, including a wage floor, a Cabinet official said yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Delegates from 19 countries join PHL workshop on protection of domestic workers

October 20, 2012

Some 60 participants from 19 countries joined the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) Preparatory Workshop from October 15 and 16 at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila. Read the rest of this entry »

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GFMD workshop recommends stronger protection for migrant health workers

October 20, 2012

SOME 60 participants from 19 countries have recommended to strengthen the protection of the rights of migrant domestic care workers and empowering them as development actors at the conclusion of the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) Preparatory Workshop at the Hyatt Hotel last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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You can still hire a Filipina maid in Dubai for Dh900 – here’s how

September 26, 2012

Rules stipulate minimum wage of $400 (Dh1,468) for Filipina housemaids

Who says Filipina maids are the most expensive in the country? Read the rest of this entry »

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Recruiters hiring Filipinas as housemaids face tough criteria

September 24, 2012

Watch list of placement agencies to ensure rights and welfare of job applicants

Dubai: Foreign placement agencies in the UAE looking to hire Filipino housemaids for employers in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah will only be able to do so if their track record is “clean”, Philippine labour attache Delmer Cruz told Gulf News. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are OFWs the solution to economic woes, or a problem that needs resolution?

September 22, 2012

Even as the lives of many overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have significantly improved due to higher wages abroad, the success stories are often outweighed by dangers and threats — from physical abuse to racial discrimination to getting trapped in war-torn countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Report: PHL Embassy in Malaysia tightens rules for domestic helpers

September 9, 2012

Philippine officials in Malaysia have tightened the rules for new agencies bringing in Filipina domestic helpers, after Manila decided to phase out the sending of its citizens overseas to work as domestic helpers. Read the rest of this entry »