Arroyo to discuss rights, more job opportunities for Filipinos in Bahrain


Councilor General at the Philippines Embassy Jose Burgos told Khaleej Times on Monday that the visit would discuss labour affairs and the rights and interests of the Filipino community in Bahrain that are estimated by 40,000 individuals.

He said that she would meet later today people in the community to discuss their needs and future plans.

Burgos said that the visit would also explore new job opportunities of Filipinos in Bahrain.

“After restrictions imposed on the recruitment of domestic workers from our countries, the embassy has been receiving less complaints from our labour force in Bahrain,” he said

“Maids contributions to national economy are much less than other overseas workers, so working in Philippines is better than migrating to foreign countries and exposed to maltreatment.” “We have only less than 3000 Filipino domestic workers and we are moving to reduce the number as the focus is on posts with high salaries,” Burgos revealed.

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