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A priority lane or express lane was also set up at the Philippine consul general's office for the HSWs who were accompanied by their employers so they can go back to their workplace at once.
The Philippine embassy in Beirut said an HSW from Cagayan was reported to have committed suicide by jumping from her employer's sixth floor apartment in Beirut on June 11.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he 'sees some wisdom' in the suggestion to bar only HSWs, but this would still be studied by the agency.
On Monday, Philippine consul general Paul Raymund Cortes told Khaleej Times: "We welcome the move by MoHRE to give more time for our HSWs to secure their police clearance certificates.
Despite the cheaper rates offered by other nationalities, she stressed that the demand for Filipino HSWs in Qatar has continued to rise, especially with the announcement of the Indonesian government to stop sending housemaids to 21
This HSWS specialist group plan, is discounted and extremely competitive.
27, 2018 but released only last January 8, 2019, the labor department directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to trim both the accreditation of Foreign Recruitment Agencies (FRAs) and the number of employment contracts by 10 percent, especially in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries where large majority of HSWs are already deployed.
'The new guidelines for processing shall also mandate provisions in employment contracts addressing the protection of the rights of workers, including that the HSWs be allowed to sleep a minimum of seven hours daily, (work six days a week and be given one rest day), allowed to cook or buy their own food and retain and use their cellphones, among others,' Paras added.
This means that Russia remains a closed market for Filipino HSWs for now.
However, she stressed that HSWs in Qatar were not within the jurisdiction of the Labour Ministry.
Chances of coming back to the UAE to work are slim with the suspension by the Philippine government of the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) over the host country's policy barring contract verification at its diplomatic missions.
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