Press Release
September 30, 2019

PH caregivers deserve decent employment- Revilla

Sen. Bong Revilla expressed his commitment to protect the rights and welfare of Filipino caregivers, especially in seeking decent employment and protection against abuse, harassment, violence and economic exploitation in the country or overseas.

He filed S. No. 913, "An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Caregivers in the Practice of their Profession," to institute effective and sensible policies that will help establish the standard of professionalism for caregivers.

Based on Revilla's bill, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall create a model employment contract which shall serve as pattern for caregivers, private employment agency (referring to individual, legitimate partnership, association or organization) and the general public.

In case where the employment of the caregiver is facilitated through a price employment agency, the private employment agency shall keep a copy of all employment contracts of their caregivers which be made available for verification and inspection by the DOLE.

The demand for caregiving services is rising due to the rapid increase in the number of children being born with medical issues and prevalent illnesses. Moreover, the results of the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) show that of the household population of 92.1 million, 1.57% Filipinos have a disability.

On a global scale, the Filipino culture has known to provide remarkable hospitality and care, making local caregivers the top choice for citizens of the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and other countries.

It can be recalled that Bong Revilla also filed bills to establish the country's first migrant workers hospital, and establish a credit assistance program for new OFW's and their families.

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