For more than 2 decades, the POEA contract has been treated as a piece of paper by Singapore employers and agents for immigration clearance.
For too long the POEA contract has been substituted with a Singapore local contract upon the arrival of the Filipino domestic worker who has not much of a choice but to accept a less favorable contract or would be sent home with a debt burden imposed by the recruiting agent.
HOME 811 PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RELIEF
Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) caused catastrophic destruction in the central Philippines, particularly on Samar Island and Leyte, where the governor estimated that at least 10,000 people may have died in the city of Tacloban alone. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless.
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