In his latest column for BusinessWorld, Atty. Jemy Gatdula writes:
Why should household help, generally untrained as they are, a good number of which work lazily or with a bad attitude, be rewarded an array of rights while having done nothing yet to deserve them?
Gatdula trains his guns on the Kasambahay Bill, calling it an “assault” on the middle class, that it romanticizes household help, and that it is an affront to the notion that our rights should have the commensurate responsibility accorded to it. And yet, I think, this kind of thinking is precisely the one that reinforces the “paternalistic entitlement society” he (figuratively) spits on.
Which begs invoking an old adage: that those who have less in life should have more in the law.