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Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ ads

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Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against “undignified” advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What my 8-year-old learned at a Philippine school

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Deborah Toh (center, facing camera) getting a goodbye group hug from her classmates. Her three days at the Philippine school left such a huge impression that she has already asked to go back. ANN/Straits Times FILE PHOTO/TOH YONG CHUAN

Like many parents, I sent my eight-year-old daughter Deborah for extra lessons during the June school holidays which end at the end of the month.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

POLO scraps accreditation of recruiter in ‘discount maids’

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Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Singapore has suspended the accreditation of a foreign placement agency suspected to be placing foreign domestic workers, including Filipino household service workers (HSWs), on display for “purchase” at “discounted prices” in some shopping malls in Singapore.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singapore urged: Shut down ‘slave auction’

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The Akbayan party-list group has denounced what it called a “modern-day slave auction” in Singapore in which maids, including Filipinos, are displayed and marketed at a shopping mall in the city state.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas Labor Office looking into Singapore’s ‘discount maids’

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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) is looking into the alleged practice of displaying Filipino domestic helpers in a mall in Singapore, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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