Employers in Singapore can now hire Filipino Maids without performance bond

Philippine government scraps performance bond requirement for domestic workers

The Philippine government scrapped the performance bond requirement for domestic workers, which ensured employers provided medical coverage and paid salaries on time.

More from OMY: How To Find The Best Maid Insurance In Singapore

The performance bond requirement is on top of the S$5,000 security bond for non-Malaysian foreign domestic workers in Singapore that the Ministry requires of Manpower.

The move was confirmed by Philippine Secretary of Migrant Workers Maria Susana Ople during her meeting with Manpower Minister Tan See Leng. This came right after Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s two-day visit to Singapore.

According to Mr Tan, removing this requirement is proof of Singapore’s commitment to protecting foreign workers.

Singapore and Philippine leaders also solidified agreements in areas such as digital cooperation, urban development, data privacy, and healthcare, among others.

“We are home to a dynamic and thriving Filipino community of over 200,000 people. They form an important part of our diverse social fabric,” said President Halimah Yacob.

President Marcos said that Singapore’s economy presents an incredible opportunity for Filipinos who have chosen to live there.

“They are happy and content with their decision to come to Singapore to make their lives here. Singaporeans have been open and warm in their relations with our Filipino workers in Singapore, and for that, I thank the Singaporean Government and people,” he said.

More from OMY: How Much Does It Cost To Hire Part-Time Cleaners In Singapore?

Share This Story:

More Articles

  • Planning to buy an HDB flat soon? One of the major things you must consider is whether or not to go for the Optional Component Scheme or OCS. But is this added expense worth it? In this guide, we’ll discuss the inclusions of HDB OCS, how much it costs, and the factors you should consider before making your choice.

    Continue reading
  • A welcome change in the sea of red, the Straits Times Index finished at 3,263.07, a 0.04% increase, after falling in the early morning trade.

    Continue reading
  • Around 49% of Singaporeans consider Japan as their next travel destination. If you’re excited to travel to the Land of the Rising Sun, here’s what you need to prepare to make your trip more hassle-free.

    Continue reading
  • Planning to buy an HDB flat soon? One of the major things you must consider is whether or not to go for the Optional Component Scheme or OCS. But is this added expense worth it? In this guide, we’ll discuss the inclusions of HDB OCS, how much it costs, and the factors you should consider before making your choice.

    Continue reading
  • A welcome change in the sea of red, the Straits Times Index finished at 3,263.07, a 0.04% increase, after falling in the early morning trade.

    Continue reading