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Why Hong Kong Typhoon Is Bad News for Domestic Helpers

Domestic workers in Hong Kong are typically responsible for home duties, childcare, and elderly care. Domestic helpers frequently live with the families for which they work, and their jobs include cleaning, cooking, laundry, and providing support in daily tasks,...

“It’s Time to Go Home, Ma!”

This was the heartwarming message of the son of a Filipina domestic worker who has spent the past 20 years in Hong Kong as he picked her up and joined him on an ASEAN jet-setting trip. Referring to the event...

14 Domestic Helper Rights Every HK Worker Should Know

The Standard Employment Contract provides foreign domestic helper rights in Hong Kong. This is guaranteed with protection under the law. So before signing the contract and starting employment in Hong Kong as a foreign domestic worker, these are the...

Long Service Computation: How Much Can HK Domestic Helper Get?

Long service computation is a topic that interests primarily domestic workers who have served their employers for no less than five years. As of October 1, 2023, newly hired foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong are entitled to a minimum...

Working in Singapore: 10 Things Filipinos Need to Know Before Working There

Working in Singapore is a preference for many Filipinos. It is just a few hours flight from the Philippines and shares the same timezone and climate so adjustment is just fine. It happens to be a progressive island nation,...

A Sunday Life for Filipino Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong

There are plenty of benefits to working in the special administrative region of China. First, it is just a couple of hours away from Manila by air and there is no timezone difference, which means it is easier to...

Balikbayan Box Companies Filipinos in Hong Kong Should Avoid

Two cargo forwarding companies based in Hong Kong are among companies blacklisted foreign forwarders and consolidators by the Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) in its July 2016 advisory. The list was compiled by the DTI based on complaints of undelivered and mishandled balikbayan...

Emotions Stumbling Block in OFW Financial Success

It is a well-established fact that Filipinos working abroad send money to families in the Philippines. In fact, in March 2016, they sent home a record-high $2.7 billion. However, in many cases, sending money to Filipinos has been a result...

Is P66,000 Monthly Japan Domestic Worker Salary Worth It?

Japan's announcement that it is willing to hire Filipino domestic workers has become a welcome news to many Filipinos worldwide. Earning a salary much higher -- pegged at US$1,500 or about P66,000 -- than most other countries is a...

26 Employment Agencies Approved by POEA for New Zealand Jobs

Without a direct government to government hiring arrangement between the Philippines and New Zealand, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) disclosed the list of recruitment agencies authorized to handle job orders from New Zealand. Former POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac...
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Filipino nurse in Melbourne suspended for stealing medical supplies and importing a skin-whitening medication

A Filipino nurse in Melboune received a warning for stealing medical supplies from her job in order to inject...
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