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Monday, August 14, 2017

Illegally Working Filipina HSWs Rescued From Illegal Detention in Abu Dhabi

According to the Philippine Embassy, two Filipinas and an Indian woman have been rescued from “illegal detention” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  The were all working as housemaids in the capital and they were allegedly not allowed to go out, moreso, leave their working place.  With the help of the Criminal Investigation Department officials and Abu Dhabi police, these three unhappy household workers were rescued. They appeared before the public prosecutor to issue their statements while investigations are being conducted.  Their respective embassies are processing the immediate repatriation of the three victims. The Filipinas, hailed from Mindoro and Quezon Province was working as housemaids and entered UAE using tourist visa, according to the officials of the embassy. Philippine domestic laws, dictate that without record verification and recording of contracts, labour agencies they cannot deploy anyone from the Philippines and the two  are therefor deemed "illegal workers".  The Philippines has stopped processing work permits for Filipino housemaids in the UAE since June 2014 due to conflicting recruitment rules in both countries.  Some eople , in their desire to work in the UAE, they resort to using tourist visa just to enter the country and while they are there, they apply for work as domstic workers bypassing and ignoring legal procedures. Meanwhile, the Indian national was given consular access  and assistance while investigating how she entered UAE and ended up working as a maid in the country.  Source: Expat Media, Gulf News Read More:    China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destinfor Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO


According to the Philippine Embassy, two Filipinas and an Indian woman have been rescued from “illegal detention” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The were all working as housemaids in the capital and they were allegedly not allowed to go out, moreso, leave their employer's residence.

With the help of the Criminal Investigation Department officials and Abu Dhabi police, these three unhappy household workers were rescued. They appeared before the public prosecutor to issue their statements while investigations are being conducted.

Their respective embassies are processing the immediate repatriation of the three victims.
The Filipinas, hailed from Mindoro and Quezon Province was working as housemaids and entered UAE using tourist visa, according to the officials of the embassy. Philippine domestic laws, dictate that without record verification and recording of contracts, labour agencies they cannot deploy anyone from the Philippines and the two  are therefor deemed "illegal workers".

The Philippines has stopped processing work permits for Filipino housemaids in the UAE since June 2014 due to conflicting recruitment rules in both countries.

Some eople , in their desire to work in the UAE, they resort to using tourist visa just to enter the country and while they are there, they apply for work as domestic workers bypassing and ignoring legal procedures.
Meanwhile, the Indian national was given consular access  and assistance while investigating how she entered UAE and ended up working as a maid in the country. 
Source: Expat Media, Gulf News

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