Training plan would give maids ‘super’ edge

first_imgMANILA, Philippines – Looking for a maid who can not only cook and clean but also save your kid from a fire? Try a supermaid. Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo wants to create the “supermaid” through a new training program for Filipino domestic helpers. “We will be sending supermaids,” Arroyo said during a round-table discussion on efforts to evacuate 30,000 Filipinos in Lebanon, most of them maids, and help them find new jobs. Augusto Syjuco, head of the government’s Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, said the supermaids program includes training in first aid, evacuations from high-rises in case of a fire and other skills to help maids get higher pay. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“They are not just maids. They are really very well-trained now,” he said. “If there is someone injured among the family they work for, … how to get out of a fire in a high-rise building – all these are part of our upgrading program.”last_img

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