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UAE Filipinos oppose Philippines government health insurance

Filipinos form a key part of the workforce in the United Arab Emirates with more than 500,000 living and working there - mostly in the domestic service sector.

Though they earn low wages, their remittances forms a crucial part of the Philippine economy.

However the Philippines government has made healthcare insurance mandatory for overseas workers and now these fees have doubled.

Filipinos are not happy at the tax hike and are launching a campaign against it, as Leana Hosea reports.

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  • 23 Feb 2014
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