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“Para kay K” held as tribute to domestic workers

 

Domestic workers enjoyed a productive respite from work when the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office I and partners staged the Araw ng Kasambahay in Urdaneta City on May 12. 

Some 37 domestic workers in eastern Pangasinan participated in the event which was dubbed “Promotion, Advocacy of Rights and Other Assistance for Kasambahay” or “Para kay K”. 

Anchored on the theme, “Enhancing Knowledge and Skills of Domestic Workers”, the event gives breath to the provisions of Republic Act 10361 or the Domestic Workers Act which took effect on June 4, 2013.  The law is considered a landmark piece of labor and social legislation that recognizes, for the first time, domestic workers as similar to those in the formal sector.  It strengthens respect, protection and promotion of the rights and welfare of domestic workers or kasambahay. 

The DOLE-RO I informed the participants on their rights under the law, while resource persons from the Pag-IBIG Fund and PhilHealth gave orientations on the agencies’ programs and services which the domestic workers may avail of.  

A training on table skirting was held for the domestic workers to enhance their housekeeping skills.  While their knowledge was enhanced, they were also treated to pampering services provided by TESDA and to a free movie. 

“We thank our partners in helping us raise greater awareness on the rights of our domestic workers, and in giving them opportunities for personal growth and development.  It was indeed a successful event,” DOLE-RO I Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said. 

The participants received some memorabilia like polo shirts, sling bags and toiletries to complete their “Para kay K” experience. 

The Batas Kasambahay has set mandatory benefits for domestic workers such as minimum wage, overtime pay, service incentive leave, 13th month pay, coverage under the SSS, Philhealth and Pag-IBIG, daily and weekly rest periods. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez

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2018-05-29
RD Nat V. Lacambra
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