Filipino domestic workers grossly underpaid

Hundreds of thousands of workers existing in conditions "close to slavery".

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    Many domestic workers in the Philippines work endless hours for very little pay.

    Under the country's labour code, $18 a month is considered enough pay for the country's 2.5 million helpers, almost 400,000 of whom are minors.

    Cecile Oebanda, a social worker at the Visayan Dorum Foundation, told Al Jazeera that the conditions were close to slavery.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Manila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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