Tag: domestic helpers

Covid-19 fears causing friction between employers and foreign domestic workers

Singapore—Some foreign domestic workers note that tensions are arising between them and their employers amid the present Covid-19 crisis. The New Paper (TNP) reports that while some helpers would still prefer to spend their off days outside the houses where they are employed, their...

A plaintive plea by Filipina teen whose mother works as a maid

Singapore — The mothership.sg news portal featured an essay on Saturday (Jan 18) by a young Filipina whose mother works as a maid in Singapore. It was titled: "Dear S’pore employers, please remember that your domestic helper left her family to come take care of yours." The...

Debate on whether foreign workers should have a space to gather on their day off

Singapore — The deaths of two Filipino domestic helpers in a car accident at Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road on Dec 29 has sparked debate on whether foreign workers here should have a space where they can gather on their days off. While there are...

Survivor in Lucky Plaza accident said it was impossible to escape speeding car

Philippines—One of the survivors of the horrific accident at Lucky Plaza on Sunday (Dec 29) Laila Laudencia said that the car that had plowed into six Filipina domestic workers had come toward them with such speed that it was impossible to escape its impact. The...

Jolovan Wham: Leticia in MOM video is “the Filipino domestic worker equivalent of brown face”

Singapore—Fresh on the heels of the E-Pay-Preetipls controversy which started with an advertisement getting called out for using a Singaporean of Chinese descent in brown face, activist Jolovan Wham pointed out in a Facebook post that Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower is doing the same...

Netizens sympathetic toward illegal hawker selling bakso near City Plaza

An Indonesian woman in Singapore posted a video and some photos on Facebook of an arrest made in Paya Lebar, at City Plaza. In it are a police and some National Environment Agency (NEA) officers, standing in the outside area under some trees, surrounded...

Domestic helpers need not get employers’ permission before taking out loans: MOM

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Senior Parliamentary Secretary Low Yen Ling has expressed that there are no plans to require foreign domestic workers to get permission from their employers before taking out loans for legal moneylenders, since this may just cause more problems in the...

Maid commits suicide after being locked up for three months straight

Fashion designer Lisa Von Tang took to Facebook over the weekend to bring to light a rather rampant issue – the abuse of domestic helpers. In her post, story of how her helper’s “friend's cousin died yesterday, after having been locked up by her...

Employer yells at and humiliates maid in public for giving child a biscuit

A video of an employer yelling at her domestic helper for giving her son a biscuit has made rounds through the Internet and social media. Not only does the lady scream at her helper at the top of her lungs, she does so in...

Maid uses employer’s address and contact to borrow from loansharks, employer gripes that police apparently says this is legal

Netizen Ironman Apek took to the Facebook page Complaint Singapore yesterday, September 10, to complain about his domestic helper, who had used his address and hp number when she borrowed money from both legal and illegal moneylenders.  His troubles began when a loan shark...