30 Jun '14, 8am

DFA: PHL labor officials probing ‘discount maids’ in Singapore via GMA News

Philippine officials in Singapore are looking into possible human rights violations committed against Filipino maids following reports that they are being peddled in malls there. At a press briefing on Monday, Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Singapore is looking into the report that household service workers are being “marketed” in Bhukit Tima Plaza. According to Jose, there is nothing illegal about legitimate agencies “plying their business of supplying services to those in need of household service workers.” “That in itself is not illegal,” he said. “But we have to look into the manner of which they are promoting their business.” Last week, a report on television network Al Jazeera's website said domestic workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar are being displayed and marketed on "super promo" rates by some ...

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