Saudi lifts ban vs. hiring of Filipino maids

Posted at 09/26/12 4:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Saudi Arabian government is lifting a ban on the hiring of Filipino domestic helpers effective October 1st.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in Manila said its government has finally agreed to granting the Philippines' demand for a minimum monthly wage of US$400 and more protection for Filipino maids.

The ban has been in place since July last year as Saudi Arabia refused to grant those concessions.

“There is no problem concerning the resumption of opening of the working visa,” said Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the Philippines, Abdullah al Hassan, with the help of an interpreter. ANC News Now