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'LIKE COMMODITIES.' In Singapore, a number of agencies offer maids at discounted rates, according to an Al Jazeera report. Screen grab from www.aljazeera.com MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will investigate reports that Singaporean agencies offer Filipino maids at “discounted” rates, like commodities, with stereotypes that promote them as “smarter” compared to “less smart” Indonesians and “compliant” Burmese. “I am deeply concerned,” Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday, June 30, after the news agency Al Jazeera reported that maids “are put on display and made available for 'purchase' in central shopping malls” in Singapore. “If this is true, then the domestic workers are being subjected to an indignity that should not be allowed and is, in fact, a violation of an international convention protecting the rights of migrant workers,” Binay said in a state...

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