Domestic workers' month

National Domestic Workers' Month 2016

In commemoration of the National Domestic Workers’ Day (Araw ng Kasambahay) on 18 January 2016, the tripartite- plus members of Domestic Work TWG has organized a public celebration, with the theme: “Sama-sama, Magkakaugnay, sa Pagkalinga sa Kasambahay” (“Unity, Solidarity in caring for Domestic Workers”).

Around 300 domestic workers organized by workers groups and non-government organizations, employers of domestic workers, mandated government agencies and other social partners, are expected to participate during the whole day event.  

Part of the Kasambahay Day’s celebration is the recognition of institutions and social partners’ significant contribution in promoting compliance and effective implementation of Republic Act 10361 (Domestic Workers Law), awarding of winners for the Kasambahay Day photo competition; which was launched by the Domestic Work TWG in early January 2016, press conference and other fun-filled activities for domestic workers, household employers and other social partners joining the event.

Other mandated government agencies such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Pag-IBIG (Home Development Mutual Fund), will set up their information desks for domestic workers and/or household employers who would like to inquire on the registration of domestic workers to social protection.