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Saudi recruitment process resumes


Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Labor officials in Riyadh and Jeddah have started to accept applications for accreditation from Saudi Arabian employment agencies that want to recruit Filipino household service workers (HSWs), according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

“The accreditation is meant to ensure that only licensed Saudi Arabian recruitment or placement agencies shall be allowed in the recruitment process,” Baldoz said in a statement.

“Only Saudi recruitment agencies duly licensed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and registered as a business enterprise by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry shall be allowed to participate in the recruitment of HSWs,” she added.

In an earlier interview, Baldoz said the government approved the deployment of domestic workers after the Philippines and Saudi Arabia agreed on a system to monitor compliance with a new minimum wage and better conditions and protection for Filipino workers.

“The new accreditation system, contract verification as well as the banking system that would monitor the imposition of the US$400 monthly salary, have already been set up,” Baldoz said.

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Tags: Filipino household services , Labor , overseas Filipino worker , Rosalina Baldoz , Saudi Arabia

  • Bring back Phils Glory. Unite.

    ang pagpapadala ng katulong ng Pilipino sa ibang bansa ay pangangalandakan ng ating bansa na tayo ay lahing mga katulong na dapat ay alipin. we are showing and introducing our race to the world that Filipinos are slaves for hire! 

    this is one action of the government that is particularly heart wrenching. as i work hard to make a good name for our race…there goes the government embarrassing its breathens…

    please stop this Mr. President. sobra pong nakakahiya…di ako nahihiya sa kalahi natin kundi sa trabahong pinapasukan nila…maski sana factory workers na lang…wag naman katulong sa bahay…

    Kayong mga nakaupo…Gusto niyo bang ituring kayong…ah yan ang Presidente ng mga Katulong…Yan ang ambassadors ng mga katulong…Madali naman mauto ang mga nakaupo eh…pagutusan rin kaya natin sila…mga wala naman pride sa sarili yan eh…balasubasin na lang kaya natin…i know that other countries would not deal with us equally and competitively…

    Pati nga si Labor Secretary kamukha ng artista sa John & Marsha na nagsisilbi kay deli atay atayan…sorry sa pang-iinsulto pero gusto kong maintindihan niyo…

  • jose_rizal11

    Bigyan nman natin ng dangal ang lahing Pilipino!!! thats the best we can provide to our people especially the women???? My President pls, do something, gagahasain lang mga iyan sigurado ako ilan taon na ako dito sa middle east alam ko na mga ugali ng arabo, saka arabo isa sa mga pinaka mga sinungaling na lahi naku racist na kung racist pero first hand experience yan they are liars big time!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      This is not an opportunity at all , for our countymen and women who has no other option but to work as domestic helper in Saudi Arabia- who  most of them are college degree holder and to be submitted to those kind of employers abuse. This is a big insult to our country as a whole and yet this administration has nothing better to do but employ (spent taxpayers money) revenge to  politicial opponents and forgets to address JOB CREATION for our people in their home country and  so they dont have to endure maltreatment just to survive and support their families. Enough is enough. Congress and Malacanang need to stop  spending gov’t funds mainly for their personal benefit and forgets to do what they are elected for- and that is for  the welfare of all Filipinos.

  • kilawon

     apply na mga alila kung kababayan ! tapos huwag kalimutan magpadala  ng pera sa mga palamunin nyong mga kamag anak ha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYEDXPOCLZHYJEI2HFUVIYMUVU Emilio

    tama dapat itigil na ang pag papadala ng katulong sa ibang bansa Nakakahiya lng pati mga Professional na pinoy d2 sa middle east nadadamay sa kahihiyan mababa lng ang trato at saka pati sa sahod mababa parin laging talo kc ang tingin satin ay lahing alipin lng anak ng katulong. :D

    dibaling kaming mga lalake nlng tutal mga babae naman may trabaho sa pinas kami nlng mga lalake mag aabroad. jajajjaja

    saka ang babae ay hindi matiisin dahil si babae ay pag inatake ng init kumakabit sa ibang lalake kaya kayong may Mga asawa wag nyong pag tratrabahin sa ibang bansa si Misis nyo mabuti pang kayo nalng mag abroad.

    lalo na pag naka kita ng puti si babae nako susmaryosep kung maka palupot ignoranteng ignorante kung landiin ung arabong amoy Ebak. 


  • opinyonlangpo

    Proud of sending women low level workers short of being a slave. They are abused and molested abroad and still . . . well, probably you can say “kapit sa patalim”.

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