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PH, China to discuss legitimization of Filipino domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 416 days ago Macau SAR
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In response to the situation of up to 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers working illegally in China, a high representative from the Philippine government is set to discuss with mainland authorities the legitimization of these overseas workers.
The Macau and Hong Kong SARs long ago legalized such workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries. In Macau, according to the Filipino consulate, there are some 25,000 overseas Filipino workers employed in different sectors in the region.
In the mainland, it was only in July last year that Shanghai allowed foreign residents to legally hire domestic helpers from overseas. However, Chinese citizens are not permitted to employ them.
According to a South China Morning Post report, only five domestic workers had reportedly been approved to work in Shanghai by the end of last year.