Monday, December 14, 2009

Business Insight Malaya | Business

Business Insight Malaya | Business: "Filipinos are no longer the housemaids of choice of Taiwanese. Carlo Aquino, who heads the assistance to nationals program of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), said from a high of 60,000 household service workers and caretakers, the number had dropped to 22,509 as of October this year....Aquino said the wide support system of Filipino housemaids from church and non-government organizations has empowered them to voice out complaints against employers. This turns off employers from hiring them."

Brighter OFW prospects in Taiwan seen | Manila Bulletin

Brighter OFW prospects in Taiwan seen | Manila Bulletin: "TAIPEI – At least 40 percent of the 5,000 permanently displaced Filipino workers in Taiwan at the height of the global financial crisis last year are now back to work and prospects for deployment are getting better following a positive outlook for this export-oriented economy.

This was revealed by Philippine labor attaché Reydeluz D. Conferido of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan during a talk with visiting Filipino reporters over the weekend.

“Total deployment has reached 70,000 in all from 60,000 OFWs here last year,” Conferido said.

Of the 70,000 OFWs in Taiwan, 40,000 are engaged in the electronics manufacturing and 20,000 are in social services (caregivers, caretakers, nursing aids, domestic workers) and the others in the construction sector, agriculture and fishery."