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February 13th, 2018
新年快乐(xīn nián kuài lè) Happy Chinese New Year 2018
APVP wish you all Happy Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai.
May all your wishes come true, enjoy good health and lots of lucks and profits,
Young and old come together to enjoy the family fellowship.
Lastly, ladies and gentlemen, may all your work go smoothly and success in your career, more peosperous in business and a wide source of wealth.
HUAT AH !
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September 20th, 2015
Philippine group to stop sending maids to Singapore
An association of recruitment agencies in the Philippines is temporarily barring its members from sending domestic workers to Singapore, starting from September 2. It wants to convince agencies in Singapore to stop collecting placement fees from maids.
Association of Licensed Recruitment Agencies to Singapore (Alras) president Lucy Sermonia announced the move in a statement to media in the Philippines last Saturday. It followed the association’s general assembly last Friday, attended by 120 of its 130 members. The Philippine government’s policy is that employers, not the maids, should pay the placement fees – which, in Singapore, average S$2,000 (US$1,580) or four months of their salary. Read more…
September 18th, 2015
HK Filipino Domestic helper pray for Haiyan Typhoon refugees
HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Filipino domestic workers made emotional pleas to citizens of the wealthy city to give generously to their typhoon-ravaged homeland, as hundreds attended memorial services to seek comfort in prayer.
In the city’s Central district, where thousands of Filipino maids gather on their only rest day, calls for money and goods were made over loudspeakers while some began singing Amazing Grace. Worshippers meanwhile flocked to the city’s churches. About 500 people attended a Sunday mass and memorial service at St John’s Cathedral where they wept for their loved ones in shattered regions in the central islands. Read more…
September 5th, 2015
Cambodian Maid Coming Soon
PUTRAJAYA: About 1,000 maids from Cambodia are expected to be available every month once the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Malaysia and Cambodia on the matter is signed. The MoU, which is being finalised by both governments, would see the lifting of the ban on Cambodians to be employed as maids in Malaysia.
The ban was imposed by the Cambodian government in October 2011 following reports of abuse by employers. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the MoU would be signed in the next few months, with training for the maids being the major item. Read more…