Monthly Archives: May 2011

Warnings vs wage hike for maids in Saudi, familiar – KMU

"It sounds disgustingly familiar."

This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno's reaction to a recruitment and migration consultant's warning to the Philippine government that asserting a wage hike for Filipino household workers in Saudi Arabia could lead to job losses, saying this is the usual employers' rhetoric against calls for a substantial wage hike.

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PH election to UN rights council called an embarrassment

It's an embarrassment for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

This was how the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan described the election of the Philippines to a fresh term in the UN Security Council, after garnering the second highest number of votes.

"This seriously impacts on the credibility of the UNHRC. The Philippines has a very poor human rights record dating back to nearly a decade of the Arroyo regime. It has gained notoriety for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and arbitrary detention. These practices continue to this day," said Bayan secretary general Renato M. Reyes, Jr. Read More »