Tag: foreign domestic helpers in Singapore

Employers of Filipino maid killed in hit and run offer to educate her children

Singapore—Lyn Ocampo Santos, the 49-year-old domestic helper from the Philippines who was killed on Saturday, December 7, when a driver lost control over his vehicle, was well-loved by the family she had worked for. The 24-year-old driver of the car hit Ms Santos from behind while...

Maids in Singaporean households no longer a luxury; dependence on FDWs projected to rise

In less than a decade, the number of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Singapore has spiked to approximately 27% — from about 201,000 in 2010 to 255,800 this year. Today, every fifth Singaporean household has a maid. In 1990, the ratio was about one in...

Indonesian domestic helper goes to jail for stealing another worker’s passport and leave Singapore

Indonesian domestic helper Susi Nur Handayani, 27, was sentenced to four months of jail time on Friday (Oct 25) for stealing a passport  that belongs to a fellow resident in a  maids' shelter and attempted to present herself as the passport holder. Susi wanted to...

Husband suspected in death of domestic worker whose remains were found tied to a tree

Singapore—The remains of 34-year-old Jonalyn Alvarez Raviz, a Filipino who worked in Singapore as a domestic helper, were found tied to a tree in a forested area along Tampines Road in September of last year. Her husband, now a suspect in her murder, had fled...

Charity for foreign domestic workers throws birthday party for maids at its Singapore bicentennial celebration

Singapore— A charity aimed to upskill domestic helpers held a party not only in honour of the country’s bicentennial and National Day, but to also celebrate the domestic helpers who are part of our daily life. There was also a special birthday cake for the...

Remittance firms charging maids exorbitant interest fees on loans will be stopped, says MAS

To protect the interests of foreign domestic helpers, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) strongly prohibits remittance firms to continue providing loan services to these hapless domestic workers. Such prohibition will be implemented beginning September 10, 2019. However, the rule will not cover existing loans,...