Filipinos in the Maldives
|Regions with significant populations|
|English · Tagalog · Maldivian|
|Roman Catholicism · Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
About 60 Filipino construction workers in Maldives sought immediate repatriation, alleging unjust working conditions including the non-payment of wages and the lack of substantial food and potable water.
They were often only provided porridge for breakfast and as for the rest of their meals, they had to rely on their own catch of fish and they also have to collect rain water for their own drinking water. Many of them had to find part-time jobs so they can purchase food and personal things such as soap and medicines.
- "Trouble in Paradise for 300 Filipino Workers in the Maldives", bulatlat.com, 10 September 2009.
- "60 Filipino workers want out of Maldives Islands", GMA News, 09 September 2009.