Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blacklist the Discriminating Employers

If our OCWs in Hongkong feel unsafe and discriminated after the Hostage Tragedy, I think the Philippine Government will have to respond by implementing a ban for Filipinos to work as domestic helpers in Hongkong. There are other non-discriminating countries with high demand for our skilled domestic helpers.

At the very least, the employers who fired their Filipino DH over the Hostage Tragedy should be identified, put in the database, and be put on alert status in the Philippine accredited recruitment agencies. We should not allow any Filipino DH to be exposed in the risk of working in the household of those HK families with proven record of racial discrimination.