kasambahay - updates

Rappler's latest stories on kasambahay


House bill sets January 18 a non-working holiday for kasambahay

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:32 AM

House Bill Number 6285 seeks to declare January 19 as 'Araw ng Kasambahay'

HOLIDAY. House approved a non-working holiday for kasambahay. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

ASEAN urged to protect 'invisible' domestic workers

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:47 PM

There are 10 million domestic workers, making up 20% of the total migrant workforce in the region

Are relatives worse employers to Filipino domestic helpers?

Jun 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Domestic helpers in the country continue to face abuse despite the implementation of Batas Kasambahay or the Domestic Workers Act of 2013

KASAMBAHAY. Domestic workers int he Philippines continue to experience different levels of abuse despite the implementation of Kasambahay Law. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

56 years a slave

May 21, 2017 - 4:00 PM

We have yet to see the reactions and opinions of actual katulong kasambahay back home It’s important to ask who is part of this discussion and who is not

We are all Tizons

May 19, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Slavery is wrong but how do we really treat the Lolas in our lives?

News Briefs: February 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 20

DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A new wage order also allows domestic workers in Eastern Visayas to bargain for higher salaries with their employers

P500-WAGE INCREASE. The new wage order is good news for kasambahays employed in Eastern Visayas. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

SHORT FILM: Kasambahay

Dec 29, 2015 - 2:02 PM

What are the sacrifices an overseas worker must make?

Batas Kasambahay: A law exploited

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Even with the protection of Batas Kasambahay a lot of domestic workers are still underpaid overworked and deprived of benefits provided under the law

Rosie washes a rug. She used to work as a domestic helper for an old man who suffered from a stroke in 2008, but was hired by the old man's niece when he died.

The Kasambahay Savings Project

Aug 25, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Is it possible to save when you only earn P3 500 P7 000 per month? The answer is yes

Kasambahay Law knocks on Filipino homes

Jun 12, 2013 - 7:15 PM

Many kasambahays live in vicious cycles of fear uncertainty and despondence The new Kasambahay Law hopes to change that

More household helpers will be SSS members

Feb 02, 2013 - 3:35 PM

As a result of the Kasambahay Law House helpers are given wider social protection through their mandatory membership and contributions in Philhealth and Pag IBIG aside from SSS

Kasambahay Law: Its unintended consequences

Jan 31, 2013 - 8:04 AM

It could not only increase short run unemployment among young and low skilled workers but also rob them of the opportunity to better their lives and that of their families in the long run

Bicam OKs P2,500 minimum wage for 'kasambahay'

Nov 20, 2012 - 4:25 PM

The current minimum wage for domestic workers is P800 in Metro Manila

Fast facts on Filipino domestic workers

Jun 03, 2012 - 2:12 PM

Rough estimates of the number of domestic workers in the Philippines range from roughly 600 000 to 2 5 million

'Kasambahay Bill' soon a reality

Jun 03, 2012 - 9:59 AM

House Bill 6144 covers maids cooks nannies drivers helpers gardeners and other household employees working in around 1 8 million households