Filipino domestic workers grossly underpaid

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

    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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