Saudi Employment for Filipinos

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Saudi Employment for Filipinos
I met a girl by the name of Aya who is applying for a nurses jobs in Saudi Arabia. Many Philippines people work overseas, and in the Malate area of Manila there are many Employment Agencies with lines of people making applications.

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Manila, Philippines
Malate Area
Thailand, Southeast Asia
Monday, July 6, 2009

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Aya is a nurse, not a caregiver, she is 21 and will be 22 in a month or two, she is staying with family here in Manila. She wants to find an employment agency that specializes in Nurses, maybe in Saudi Arabia.

I walked into a Mini Mart, expecting to find a Nescafe Ice Coffee and found a Chill instead. There was no solo seats left, so I ask her if I could sit down at her table, my back is killing me, this sciatic nerve problem works against my travels.

Aya appears naïve, never had a paying job, and said she worked in a Hospital for six months with no pay. She said,
“I need to earn money for my family.”

However, she also said,
“Saudi pays nothing, only about 14,000 Peso per month.”

I am not going to explain in great detail; however it always makes me nervous when a girl from the provinces of the Philippines shows up in Manila. There are many unsavory businesses here in Manila that are looking for genuine, young and silly girls. I was in the Mini Mart just across from the large new entrance to Robinsons Mall; I was on my way to the ATM machine inside the mall.

This area is permeated with people up to no good, in a way I was trying to encourage her to go back to the provinces.

This work overseas is something close to indentured servants, often employers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Dubai and other countries will employ a person from the Philippines. I think for the men this is generally good work; however for the women it can be a situation where their employer puts them in between a rock and a hard place.

There were or are many Philippines men working in Iraq setting up tents for the soldiers, I am not sure I agree with this, but it is an “America Way.”

The employer holds the girl, their job, their visa, the money the girl is sending back to their family under their control. This type of control is abused by these employers in these countries.

Pretty much, put out, or we make your life miserable.

She was a genuinely nice girl, fun to talk with; however, I could not get her to stop calling me “Sir.”
“Hello Sir,”
“Thank you Sir.”
“How are you Sir?”

There is a culture of saying “Sir” here in the Philippines, that is truly enjoyable after spending a month in Thailand where ignoring is the current fashion or trend.

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Saudi Employment for Filipinos

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Unfortunately, human beings are the #1 export of the Philippines. Without overseas workers remittances the country would be bankrupt. Good thing that family is such an important part of Filipino life.

Some of the people applying to go abroad are scammed before they ever leave the Philippines. Fake recruiting companies take application fees and do not produce jobs. And as you write, many women are taken advantage after they arrive in their new employment.


Little Blossom

Andy,

As a freelancer at a particular site, young ladies/women just as this one are chosen by U.S. job posters for virtual work.

Why?

Because instead of choosing a V.A. freelancer who charges say, $10.00 - $13.00 per hour, these young ladies/women/men, will only charge $0.23 - $2.32 per hour for their work.

Do I think that U.S. job posters are abusing these people, in a way, yes I do. If they have the same skills as their counterparts in the U.S., why not pay them a solid wage for their work? Because, U.S. job posters can get away with it, and do.

The up side, these menial wages make the difference between feeding their family or going without food for a month at a time.

I wonder if she has computer skills, we have a lot of people in the Philippines who are V.A. providers.

Yet another reason why some dislike the U.S. IMHO


Aya,

If you reading this send me a E-mail message. You very famous now and I would love to meet you


# Nicholas said on Wednesday July 8th, 2009 06:03:10 AM

I dont trust Chucks intention......

If she were Ugly would you trust me ?

Yes I think she is lovely. Just wanted to pass some info along to her. HUGE American navy base being built in Guam and Saipan. Okinawa base in Japan is closing down and the pacific fleet being moved to Guam. There is a base now but it is gonna quadruple in size so GREAT opportunity for nurses to get there. American Wages and just a 3 1/2 hour flight to Manila...I have done this flight many times very easy. She could fly home often if home sick. Really an Ideal place for her I would think.
P.S. AYA.....Avoid the Job agencies apply directly gt http://hspguam.com/

Guam expected to hire Filipino medical workers by 2012
07/05/2009 | 05:49 PM
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MANILA, Philippines — Guam will be needing not just Filipino construction workers but health workers as well, a recruitment consultant said on Sunday.

“Aside from construction workers, Guam will also be hiring nurses and other health care workers with the impending relocation of US Marines and dependents from Okinawa, Emmanuel Geslani said in a statement.

Demand for health care workers is expected to start by 2012 when the relocation has already been completed, enough time for those interested to work in Guam to prepare.

“Aspiring Filipino nurses and doctors can now prepare by taking the necessary licensure examinations, he said.

Guam will require other health care workers such as medical technicians in radiology, cardio labs, CT-Scan, occupational and physical therapists, medical transcriptionists and medical administrative personnel.

Deployment of Filipino construction workers to Guam is expected to start by the first quarter of 2010.

gtgtgtgtPPS. Nicholas your not invited to the wedding !


# Andy HoboTraveler.com said on Thursday July 9th, 2009 07:22:45 PM

I do not trust Chuck WOW..........

Thanks Andrew !!...jeez louiez...no good deed goes unpunished....no bola bola again great deal for Filipino nurses, technicians and doctors and for that matter able bodied men in construction coming up, close to home probable need 100+ nurses 1,000 +construction workers 100s techs and others all within the next 2 years with American wages 3 1/2 hours from the Philippines what more could you ask for ? or live in Saudi Arabi for $350 a month and be treated like a slave and abused and have no rights what so ever 1,000 of filipinos work all over the arab states and most tell of a living HELL google it. Hundreds living at Philippine embassys waiting for a flight home because of the abuse. The can not leave the embassy for fear of being tortured or worse by their employer for complaining.....

talk about killing the messenger.....

salamaat po

126 stranded OFWs return
By RONNIEL C. DE GUZMAN
June 13, 2009, 5:28pm

A total of 126 overseas Filipino workers who have been stranded in the Middle East for lack of fare money after encountering problems at work arrived home Friday as part of the efforts of the government and the private sector to repatriate them.

The OFWs, some of them undocumented and mostly domestic helpers who ran away after being abused by their employers in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan, and Oman, planed in aboard Gulf Air flight GF-156 from Dubai.

The OFWs, who couldn’t afford to pay for their plane fare (about $340-$350 each) home, were forced to stay at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) office in Dubai prior to their repatriation.

The stranded workers were able to come home through the corporate social responsibility efforts of state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and San Miguel Corporation (SMC).

“Mabuti naman at naisipan kaming tulungan at mapauwi nang libre ng ating gobyerno, pribadong sector at maging ilang bangko na pinagre-remitan namin ng mga kinita. Lubos kaming nagpapasalamat sa kanila,” said domestic helper Jacky Villarin, 23, of Dasmarintildeas, Cavite.

Villarin, who claimed she was overworked from working for two households for a measly monthly salary of P8,000 in Dirhams, escaped from her employers after barely two months of work.

Elizabeth Baya, 32, a mother of three from Bacolod City, wept and trembled as she recalled her ordeal from her employer in Kuwait whom she claimed physically abused her.

She said her demeanor brought about by her traumatic experience abroad prompted Philippine Embassy officials to send her to a mental institution in Kuwait for observation.

The arriving OFWs were treated to a sumptuous “merienda” composed of lasagna, chicken and tuna sandwiches, cream puffs and refreshments at a special holding area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 while they comfortably awaited the processing of their travel papers by immigration personnel.


# Andy HoboTraveler.com said on Thursday July 9th, 2009 07:22:45 PM

I do not trust Chuck WOW..........

Thanks Andrew !!...jeez louiez...no good deed goes unpunished....no bola bola again great deal for Filipino nurses, technicians and doctors and for that matter able bodied men in construction coming up, close to home probable need 100+ nurses 1,000 +construction workers 100s techs and others all within the next 2 years with American wages 3 1/2 hours from the Philippines what more could you ask for ? or live in Saudi Arabi for $350 a month and be treated like a slave and abused and have no rights what so ever 1,000 of filipinos work all over the arab states and most tell of a living HELL google it. Hundreds living at Philippine embassys waiting for a flight home because of the abuse. The can not leave the embassy for fear of being tortured or worse by their employer for complaining.....

talk about killing the messenger.....

salamaat po

126 stranded OFWs return
By RONNIEL C. DE GUZMAN
June 13, 2009, 5:28pm

A total of 126 overseas Filipino workers who have been stranded in the Middle East for lack of fare money after encountering problems at work arrived home Friday as part of the efforts of the government and the private sector to repatriate them.

The OFWs, some of them undocumented and mostly domestic helpers who ran away after being abused by their employers in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan, and Oman, planed in aboard Gulf Air flight GF-156 from Dubai.

The OFWs, who couldn’t afford to pay for their plane fare (about $340-$350 each) home, were forced to stay at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) office in Dubai prior to their repatriation.

The stranded workers were able to come home through the corporate social responsibility efforts of state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and San Miguel Corporation (SMC).

“Mabuti naman at naisipan kaming tulungan at mapauwi nang libre ng ating gobyerno, pribadong sector at maging ilang bangko na pinagre-remitan namin ng mga kinita. Lubos kaming nagpapasalamat sa kanila,” said domestic helper Jacky Villarin, 23, of Dasmarintildeas, Cavite.

Villarin, who claimed she was overworked from working for two households for a measly monthly salary of P8,000 in Dirhams, escaped from her employers after barely two months of work.

Elizabeth Baya, 32, a mother of three from Bacolod City, wept and trembled as she recalled her ordeal from her employer in Kuwait whom she claimed physically abused her.

She said her demeanor brought about by her traumatic experience abroad prompted Philippine Embassy officials to send her to a mental institution in Kuwait for observation.

The arriving OFWs were treated to a sumptuous “merienda” composed of lasagna, chicken and tuna sandwiches, cream puffs and refreshments at a special holding area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 while they comfortably awaited the processing of their travel papers by immigration personnel.


Gadget

Hello Chuck

I did not say I do not trust you, I apologize for it appearing I wrote that, I put ations marks around the words this trying to focus on the other two people.

The e marks were removed automatically, I have no idea why, I am sure Boy Genius from India has a reason to strip this code.

What a pain, there is alway a never ending need for web fixes.

Trust or not trust is silly here, I think you did a good deed by posting the comment, and I am going to text message your idea to Aya.

Thanks
Andy