Kasambahay Law - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Kasambahay Law


House bill sets January 18 a non-working holiday for kasambahay

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:32 AM

House Bill Number 6285 seeks to declare January 19 as 'Araw ng Kasambahay'

HOLIDAY. House approved a non-working holiday for kasambahay. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A new wage order also allows domestic workers in Eastern Visayas to bargain for higher salaries with their employers

P500-WAGE INCREASE. The new wage order is good news for kasambahays employed in Eastern Visayas. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Batas Kasambahay: A law exploited

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Even with the protection of Batas Kasambahay a lot of domestic workers are still underpaid overworked and deprived of benefits provided under the law

Rosie washes a rug. She used to work as a domestic helper for an old man who suffered from a stroke in 2008, but was hired by the old man's niece when he died.

The Kasambahay Savings Project

Aug 25, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Is it possible to save when you only earn P3 500 P7 000 per month? The answer is yes

Kasambahay Law knocks on Filipino homes

Jun 12, 2013 - 7:15 PM

Many kasambahays live in vicious cycles of fear uncertainty and despondence The new Kasambahay Law hopes to change that

More household helpers will be SSS members

Feb 02, 2013 - 3:35 PM

As a result of the Kasambahay Law House helpers are given wider social protection through their mandatory membership and contributions in Philhealth and Pag IBIG aside from SSS

Kasambahay Law: Its unintended consequences

Jan 31, 2013 - 8:04 AM

It could not only increase short run unemployment among young and low skilled workers but also rob them of the opportunity to better their lives and that of their families in the long run