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Au Pairs Stay On in Denmark – As Nurses

For an increasing number of Filipino women, a term as au pair in a Danish host family has become the first step on the path to a longer stay in Denmark with a work and residency permit. In 2004, 48 Filipinos received a Danish work permit.…

Danish Families Seize Au Pair Passports

The Filipina women who come to Denmark to work as au pairs not only have to work more than the 30 hours that the law allows. In a number of cases, their Danish host families have broken the law by seizing the women’s passports as a kind of…

The Filipina Au-pair Experience

In the last few years, Northern Europe has seen a boost of au-pairs from the Philippines. Babaylan, an initiative of Philippine women’s groups in Europe, offers support and counselling services while forming alliances with labour unions and…

Pinoy Sailors Remit $888M in Q1 2010

FILIPINO sailors on foreign oceangoing vessels remitted $888.949 million in the first quarter, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) reported. The amount was 11.04 percent higher —or $88.414 million more—than the $800.535…