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Domestic Workers

7 Advantages of Working As Domestic Helper in Hong Kong vs Other Countries

Are you considering a career as a domestic helper? Whether you're seeking new opportunities or a change of scenery, it's essential to weigh your options and choose the right location that offers the best career growth and well-being advantages....

3 Ways the Strict HK Social Distancing Laws Impact Domestic Workers

Social distancing during days off On August 2, 2020, Sunday, Filipino domestic workers typically take their days off. On a fine day, they gather at their designated areas in parks, streets, and even pedestrian bridges. A stricter rule imposed on...

How Coronavirus Impacts Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

While the world is in the midst of a battle against an invisible enemy, there's an outpouring of gratitude towards frontline workers who risk their lives daily. Health workers, delivery personnel, and sanitation workers have been the recipients of...

Beware of ‘Friends’ Who Value You Because of Money

Life abroad can be hard. But overseas Filipino workers can experience additional misery when they meet 'fair-weather friends' who ruin their plans and even get them in trouble. Take Christine, a domestic worker in Hong Kong, for example. She regrets...

When OFWs Stay Longer Abroad Past Their Retirement Age

Even as the retirement age of 60 promises well-deserved rest and benefits offered by the government so they can go home, there are Filipinos abroad who prefer to remain as OFWs to continue to provide for their families. Prescilla Nefalar,...

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...

How 7 Temptations Push Domestic Helpers to Violate Commandments

Domestic workers are, quite possibly, among the most underrated, overworked, and underpaid people in the labor force. Due to the nature of their jobs, learned by instinct and perfected by repetition, household helpers, nannies, or housekeepers, as they go...

Should Stay-in Domestic Helpers Spend Days Off Outdoors?

It's a mandated by law that domestic workers in Hong Kong are granted days off so they can spend time on other matters besides their usual daily routine. This includes attending church services, send remittance money to family, or spend...
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Pinoy Royal Caribbean Cruise Staff Allegedly Installed Hidden Cameras in Bathrooms, Suspected of Spying on Guests

A Royal Caribbean cruise staffer is suspected of concealing cameras in passenger cabin restrooms to spy on visitors, especially...
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