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    Respected Member Ako Si Jamie's Avatar
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    Over half a million awarded to Pinay domestic worker

    She rarely had enough sleep due to being on call 24 hours and rarely was given a day off. Paid the equivalent of a measly 1.40 per hour.

    Awarded $827k (approx 580k).


    http://usa.inquirer.net/11147/filipi...ages-employers
    <<<< Me at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (November 2013). On this particularly visit to Pinas I arrived in Manila the day after Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc further south.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ako Si Jamie View Post
    ... *and well~earned ... 's the kind of news I love reading about!


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    Good.

    It makes me angry reading about all these ****holes who regard Filipinos as dumb slaves, to be used and abused.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    Good.

    It makes me angry reading about all these ****holes who regard Filipinos as dumb slaves, to be used and abused.
    ... likewise!


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    Don't hate the players, hate the game. The PI has long been regarded as a source of lowly paid cheap labour.



    Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again. But life goes on.
    The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the passion that she shows to the outside world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawi2 View Post
    Don't hate the players, hate the game. The PI has long been regarded as a source of lowly paid cheap labour.
    Sadly, that has been the case for far too long, hitherto ... but, hopefully - with enough publicity given to stories highlighting the happy outcome for the lady named in Jamie's link - shoddy treatment/abuse of Filipino overseas domestic workers will, eventually, become a thing of the past.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawi2 View Post
    Don't hate the players, hate the game. The PI has long been regarded as a source of lowly paid cheap labour.
    If you had a job and wasn't being properly paid and you needed the money for an aviation caper or a plane ticket to Uzbekistan for example I'd bet you'd be the first to holler.

    Think you need to stop hanging around Thai swimming pools with Iain Duncan-Smith.



    My guess is you're now going to change the subject and tell us a story about....um....Uzbekistan.
    <<<< Me at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (November 2013). On this particularly visit to Pinas I arrived in Manila the day after Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc further south.


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    Another Pinay that was mistreated.

    Had boiling water poured over her. No prizes for guessing which part of the world this happened in.

    http://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/04/...-after-4-years
    <<<< Me at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (November 2013). On this particularly visit to Pinas I arrived in Manila the day after Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc further south.


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    Nope, no Uzbekistan tale, just saying the PI has always been known as a source of cheap labour alongside Bangladesh, Pakistan etc., in places like the Middle East, and I would certainly never holler about my personal situation,I had a terrible start to life,it was what it was.



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    The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the passion that she shows to the outside world.


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    Yet another incident - again in Saudi.

    Forced to drink bleach.

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoy...-arabia/story/
    <<<< Me at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (November 2013). On this particularly visit to Pinas I arrived in Manila the day after Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc further south.


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    Just been for dinner with an ex-pat living in Thailand who has made a lot of cash working in the UAE. He told me lots of Filipinas marry Arab men. One guy he knows has 4 wives, 3 of them are Filipinas. They have I think 15 kids between them.



    Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again. But life goes on.
    The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the passion that she shows to the outside world.


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    Well, a lot of Muslim Filipinas do work there of course. No doubt they are accustomed to living in the stone age.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawi2 View Post
    Just been for dinner with an ex-pat living in Thailand who has made a lot of cash working in the UAE. He told me lots of Filipinas marry Arab men. One guy he knows has 4 wives, 3 of them are Filipinas. They have I think 15 kids between them.
    No doubt some of them will be regretting it.
    <<<< Me at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (November 2013). On this particularly visit to Pinas I arrived in Manila the day after Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc further south.


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