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$400 per month for Filipino maids fixed everywhere, says PH envoy | Inquirer Global Nation

Posted by jaypee 135 days ago Philippines
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The minimum wage of US$400 for Filipino maids must be adhered to, regardless of the exchange rate.


Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya said employers of Filipino maids were required to pay the equivalent amount in the local currency of the country they worked in.




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Remittances growth slows in July

Posted by jaypee 147 days ago Philippines
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Cash sent home by migrant workers in July grew at the slowest pace in six months as the dollar’s recent strength brought down the value of remittances denominated in other currencies.




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Peso decline seen to boost remittances

Posted by jaypee 153 days ago Philippines
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The peso’s recent weakness is encouraging migrant workers to send more money to their

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46 aliens rounded up in Baclaran mall

Posted by jaypee 154 days ago Philippines
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At least 46 foreigners were held by Bureau of Immigration  operatives for engaging in illegal retail trade in a big shopping mall in Baclaran, Parañaque city.


Immigration Commissioner Siegfred    Mison said most of those rounded up last Wednesday were working in Bagong Millennium Plaza In Baclaran, and did not po Read More

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Inflows sustain rise in June OFW remittances climb to $12.1 B in H1

Posted by jaypee 176 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Remittances from Filipinos living and working abroad grew 5.6 percent in the first half of the year as the June inflow zoomed to its highest level so far this year on the back of sustained demand for skilled Filipino manpower overseas.

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Dole urged to step implementation of Kasambahay Law

Posted by jaypee 180 days ago Philippines
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THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) should beef up its efforts to inform the public about the prescribed standards, rights and privileges for the domestic workers, as contained in the Kasambahay Law, Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada said Friday.

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Human trafficking still persists in PHL —US report

Posted by jaypee 197 days ago Philippines
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Human trafficking remains pervasive in the Philippines under the watch of President Benigno Aquino III although a number of convictions sparked hope that reforms are in progress, the US State Department said in an annual report released on Monday.

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DOLE warns against hiring foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 203 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Amid reports of rising number of illegal foreign workers in the country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday warned local commercial establishments against hiring of foreign nationals without securing necessary employment permits.

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