Air grouses via Facebook, Filipina maids told

Air grouses via Facebook, Filipina maids told

Filipinas working overseas as maids have been told to use Facebook as a platform to share their problems and general well-being with their agencies, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

It quoted Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac as saying that the government, maid agencies and maids working overseas would use Facebook as a communication platform.

"Agencies have to set up a Facebook account and add their maids as 'friends'. The usage of Facebook can also help prevent disputes between maids and employers and they can also lodge complaints with their agent or POEA," he said.

It was reported that there were some 10 million Filipinas working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the Middle East.

In December, a 50-year-old maid in Kuwait related her horrifying experience of being bitten by her employer's pet lion.

Family members of the maid, who died several days later, were able to pursue the case with the Philippine government after her plight was highlighted on Facebook.

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