Open up club
THE Government's determination to go ahead with the opening of maids' centres in spite of residents' responses is a very praiseworthy move. However, it is a little disappointing that the seven centres can only hold 3,000 people. This falls far below the demand for providing a roof over the heads of 140,000 foreign domestic workers on our days off.
Since the Government has so kindly made schools available to us for recreational purposes, it would be a good gesture in turn if the Filipino Club could follow suit. As the name suggests the Filipino Club is a club for the Filipino people, regardless of class. Besides, as your columnist Glenn Gale pointed out, it is not used by many people.
Therefore the Filipino Club should throw open its doors especially with Christmas coming soon.
There are also other centrally located clubs which are not crowded on Sundays. For example the Helena May Institute which is next to St Joseph's Church. We would be very happy to be allowed to use it. The Hong Kong Government should start asking the Filipino Club. After all we are all Filipinos, regardless of class.
N. MENDOZA Jardine's Lookout