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Post by Vaucluse » Sat, 04 Jul 2009 1:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It'sn not just with the maids either. Everybody wanting to exit the 'peens for employment has to pay through the nose to the corrupt government agencies there even though all usually have their contracts in hand. It's been going on for at least 15 years that I know about.
Yes, it is typical of a corrupt country that bleeds its less-educated citizenry dry wherever they can . . . good Christian values simply go out the door where money is concerned in the Philippines. Well, they don't really exist anymore anyway.

The hypocrisy is amazing as the educated classes are quite willing participants in the centuries old 'sucking the masses dry' game.

The above info regarding the requirements from the embassy is correct . . . and scandalous.

We did something different last year, we brought our nanny's three kids over here for two weeks . . .
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Post by Tribble » Sat, 04 Jul 2009 2:38 pm

My Grlfriend is Filipina, we pay $5.5 SG for her exit pass.

Not $240 ..... ouch.

http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/index.cfm?GPID=13

Takes around 10-15 minutes to get and only costs $5.5 SG ..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Jul 2009 5:13 pm

I believe the proper links are already in the 2nd reply to the OP at the top of the page.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by carteki » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 1:41 pm

hello,
I landed up meeting a diplomat from the philippines on my holiday and asked him about this. He said that this fee is paid by the foreign workers to help contribute to the costs of looking after the workers when they are overseas. This includes running shelters and paying for flights home. In Singapore it seems extreme, but a flight home from Moscow is over US$1,000. Given that the workers don't pay taxes or anything else to the government I think that this is reasonable. None of the western governments will pay for flights home - even in the case of an emergency!
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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 5:03 pm

carteki wrote:hello,
I landed up meeting a diplomat from the philippines on my holiday and asked him about this. He said that this fee is paid by the foreign workers to help contribute to the costs of looking after the workers when they are overseas. This includes running shelters and paying for flights home. In Singapore it seems extreme, but a flight home from Moscow is over US$1,000. Given that the workers don't pay taxes or anything else to the government I think that this is reasonable. None of the western governments will pay for flights home - even in the case of an emergency!
Hope this helps
Kim
It is a scam to bleed the foreign workers, but of course the guy wouldn't say so publicly.

Of course they don't pay taxes, they wouldn't pay taxes in the Philippines either . . . their income is at a no-tax threshold and why would they pay taxes in the Philippines anyway when they are working abroad . . . don't be taken in by the public justification.

The foreign workers keep the country afloat with their remittances . . .

You are incorrect, by the way, governments, though their embassies, DO pay for flights home in cases of emergency.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 5:23 pm

Even the US does! You sign a bond or loan form before getting it and it must be repaid once you arrive in the US. Probably most countries have some sort of arrangement.
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Post by carteki » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 6:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Even the US does! You sign a bond or loan form before getting it and it must be repaid once you arrive in the US. Probably most countries have some sort of arrangement.
The question is whether or not whether it is a loan or not... I'm fairly sure they don't have to pay to be housed and fed while their case is being sorted out.[/b]

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 8:12 pm

carteki wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Even the US does! You sign a bond or loan form before getting it and it must be repaid once you arrive in the US. Probably most countries have some sort of arrangement.
The question is whether or not whether it is a loan or not... I'm fairly sure they don't have to pay to be housed and fed while their case is being sorted out.[/b]
Sorry, again you are incorrect. Basic costs will be covered and, as SMS indicated, will have to be paid back.
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Post by ksl » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 10:27 pm

:x :mad: :roll: Typical embassies!

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Post by jesslo » Thu, 04 Mar 2010 4:30 pm

Can anyone help let me know the agency contact for maid home leave form? Thanks a lot.

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