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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ATIS-Hongkong rally for recognition of rights on Women's Day celebration

The Abra Tingguian-Ilocano Society (ATIS) official in Hongkong shared the plight of some of the Overseas Filipino Workers and asked the Abrenios for prayers as they join other OFWS in staging a rally to fight for their rights on March 11 in celebration of the International Women’s Day.

In her interview with the local media here through phone patch, Caridad Bachiller, ATIS president shared that despite the passage of the law on residency for foreign workers in Hongkong, Pinay domestic helpers are deprived of the opportunity to avail of said right.

Bachiller related how they are being discriminated by receiving countries because they look down on foreign workers and are not given equal opportunities to employment despite their higher educational qualifications especially Pinay domestic helpers.

She shared how the ATIS-Hongkong had been helping out their members who are victims of abuses by their employers.

Relative to the application for residency in Hongkong by Pinay workers there, Bachiller said that there are now 11 cases pending with the Hongkong Embassy. Pinays find it difficult to avail of the residency law for foreign workers because the Chinese fear that Pinays are capable of competing for employment as the Pinays have an edge when it comes to educational qualifications because most of the OFWs there are college graduates. (JDP/MTBB-PIA CAR Abra)

source: Philippine Information Agency

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