Whatever happened to the supermaids that were supposed to command higher salary? In Hollywood, if your agent demands a salary that causes you to lose your job, you can fire that agent. Unfortunately, in the Philippines, just getting out of the country with a tourist visa is worse than getting out of Communist China. China does not restrict their citizens anymore from leaving the country. However, the Philippines now treats all it's own citizens as labor to be sold that if you do not pass through the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (AND PAY THE FEES), they give you a hard time, specially if you "look poor" to be travelling as a tourist.
Bakit ganoon?Now, if a Filipino tourist is going to Saudi, they will not let you out of the airport because they believe you are a "victim of human smuggling." You're not really a victim. They just want to make it look like they are protecting you. Even though alam mo na magiging illegal ka doon sa bansa na pupuntahan mo, they make it their business to stop you.
*You did not pass through the government processing and pay your fees.
Palace: We’re sticking to our guns on maidsBy Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer