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Filipino Diaspora

Poor miss out on Philippines' economic ascent while rich get richer

Optimism is soaring that the Philippines is finally becoming an Asian tiger economy, but critics caution a tiny elite that has long dominated the nation is amassing most of the new wealth while the poor miss out.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 3:34am

Banking on domestic help

There are more than 170 licensed banks in Hong Kong. Besides the major ones serving the general population and which own prominent buildings bearing their names, there are lesser-known institutions catering mainly to minorities such as domestic helpers, imported labour and non-Chinese, non-Western ethnic groups.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Call for restraint on march in maid territory

Organisers of a march tomorrow to protest against Manila's handling of the hostage crisis have called for restraint amid fears of racial tension and as rumours of a violent backlash panic Filipinos in the city.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Anger must run its course before the healing can begin

Early on Wednesday evening, at the modest Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel along Connaught Road, I found myself among weeping women. It was an evening prayer for the dead, a hushed and unhurried requiem in the rush-hour heart of Central.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hotel surcharge targets Filipinos

A hotel and a travel agency have been accused of racial discrimination for charging Filipino guests an extra HK$80 a night for a room.

The charge is listed on the website of Edmond Travel for rooms at the Guangdong Hong Kong Hotel in Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui.

When asked about the discrepancy, the hotel and the agency each pointed the finger at the other.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal: the Philippines

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Raiza Verroya Cusi

Age 21

City Manila

Star sign Pisces

If there is a characteristic that sums up Filipino people, it's our hospitality. We also smile no matter how much trouble we have in our life.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Philippines

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Raiza Verroya Cusi

Age 21

City Metro Manila, Philippines

Star sign Pisces

If there is a characteristic that sums up Filipino people, it's our hospitality.

We also smile no matter how much trouble we have in our life.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Car parks proposed for maids' recreation

Gathering plan for domestic helpers

The government will study a proposal to turn underused car parks in Central into recreational areas for foreign domestic helpers as suggested at a district council meeting yesterday.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

My Wonder Girl and a quest for justice against racist remarks

My nine-year-old daughter and six-year-old son are both into the Justice League, in spite of the fact that I personally think these superheroes are somewhat glorified terrorists. Nonetheless, at some point in a child's life, there is a need for idols and superheroes, and if Wonder Woman and Batman represent do-gooders for my children, let justice prevail.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Drop in caucasians suggests city is losing appeal to west

The number of caucasians in Hong Kong has dropped 20 per cent over the past five years to about 36,400, sparking suggestions that the former British colony is starting to lose its appeal to western expatriates.

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

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