Sunday in Dumaguete
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Department of Labor and Employment in Negros Oriental will hold a “Kasambahay Day” for domestic workers at the Quezon Park in Dumaguete City tomorrow.
DOLE provincial director Vivencio Lagahid Sr. yesterday requested Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria to encourage city government employees to enroll their “kasambahays”, or house helpers, for mandatory benefits from the Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and the Home Development Mutual Fund.
This is pursuant to Republic Act 10361, or the Domestic Workers Act, signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III January 18, 2013, that entitles domestic workers to benefits, such as minimum wage, work leaves with pay, and enrollment in the insurance programs of the government.