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Filipino Maids

Freeze on sending Filipino helpers down to recruiters'drive for profit, groups say

Filipino domestic workers voice their concerns in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: AP

A recent disruption in the supply of Filipino workers was nothing more than a dispute between recruitment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines as to who should get the bigger share of placement fees, organisers of a petition against the freeze say.

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 5:47am 2 comments

Filipino maids complain of rape, abuse in Morocco

Filipino maids complain of rape, abuse in Morocco. Photo: AFP

Young women from the Philippines working as housemaids in Morocco have described being exploited, physically abused and raped by their employers in the north African kingdom.

"I was confined in the house of this woman, who confiscated my passport. To get it back, she told me that I had to give her US$4,000," Analissa Dalambines, a young Filipino, told a press conference in Rabat.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:39am

Briefs, September 28, 2012

Zetas cartel leader Ivan Velazquez Caballero. Photo: AFP

Major drug trafficker taken by police

28 Sep 2012 - 4:19am

Maids and judges: who deserve a bigger raise?

Hong Kong gave pay raises to two groups of people recently. The city's 300,000 foreign domestic helpers had their minimum wage bumped up 4.8%, or HK$180 per month.

20 Sep 2012 - 12:26pm 5 comments

Maid in Hong Kong - Part 2

Maid in Hong Kong - Part 2

(This is a repost of Jason's popular original blog entry dated July 13, 2011)

When Loretta left the Philippines in the 90s, she didn’t have any training in cooking or house-keeping. But what she did have was an eight-year-old son she had to feed back in Quezon City.

1 Sep 2012 - 11:54am

Maid in Hong Kong - Part 1

Maid in Hong Kong - Part 1

(This is a repost of Jason's popular original blog entry dated June 30, 2011)

1 Sep 2012 - 11:51am 1 comment


I find the accusations and suggestions of Sam Chulani (South China Morning Post, July 8), regarding the congregating of Filipino maids in Central, really quite shocking. Shame on you, sir.

15 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Distorted view of maids

K M SHEN'S letter ' 'Questionable' Filipinos' (South China Morning Post, November 22) quoted figures and statistics concerning the Filipino maids 'loitering' in Central in mid-week.

Let us just check a few. To my knowledge there are more than 100,000 Filipino maids in Hong Kong.

28 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Creating bad impression

I REFER to Liz Daskeo's letter headlined, 'Trying hard to be civil' (South China Morning Post, August 30).

I feel that the views I express are probably shared by most Hong Kong people.

4 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Trying hard to be civil

I SHARE the views of some correspondents about the rudeness of some Hong Kong locals.

30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Pi maids trading

EVERY Sunday and public holiday the fountain in Statue Square becomes the domain of a small, roaming group of photographers, snapping shots of Filipino maids.

The men can make hundreds of dollars on a sunny day. The mood is usually festive. But yesterday the handful of photographers staking out the pitch were nervous.

6 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Perplexed by rudeness

I AM concerned about a number of incidents regarding Filipinos; incidents of Filipinos being refused entry to a club in Wan Chai, banned from using certain lifts and stopped from boarding shuttle buses.

11 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Wrong to single out Filipinos

I REFER to Mr Simon K. Chau's letter headlined, '' 'Vision of joy' so myopic'' (South China Morning Post, April 23), with great frustration and lack of understanding towards his blinkered attitude.

26 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Race should not be the issue

MY vision of joy in the world is contrasted by my perception of Filipino maids being harassed in Central on their day off. A perusal of letters to the editor over the past couple of years, exposes an underlying racial intolerance.

The news columns refer to the efforts as ''ethnic cleaning'' in Central, which have fortunately been diverted thanks to government intervention.

20 Apr 1993 - 12:00am