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Thousands of Filipinos blocked by moratorium

A month-long industry moratorium on bringing domestic helpers from the Philippines to Hong Kong prevented up to 2,000 workers from coming to the city.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 5:10am

Wrong targets for our understandable anger

There is understandable anger in Hong Kong towards the police tactical response team in Manila. Its efforts to end the hostage-taking appeared farcical, a matter addressed with palpable hostility by tens of thousands of people on internet social networking sites such as Facebook.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Spy in the house

The Russians, Chinese and North Koreans have not managed it. Even the fictional James Bond has not dared to try. Now, it seems the dubious honour of being the first spy to successfully infiltrate the White House goes to a Filipino.

13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Small is not beautiful

Jesus Christ is supposed to have said: 'There will always be poor people.' I can just hear Philippine businessmen thinking: 'So we may as well figure out a way to make money from them.' The fact is, no matter how government economists slice and dice the data, most of this country's population is poor.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Guns and roses

Filipinos are often described as the Latins of Asia. It probably has something to do with their reputation as passionate romantics. It is certainly no secret that, when pursuing his quarry, the Filipino male can be charming, solicitous and endearing. (Please note that I am merely relating what I have seen; I have never actually been romantically pursued by fellow Filipinos.)

13 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Heroic Estrada

It looks as though the rich and powerful have finally got their way now that Joseph Estrada is behind bars.

11 May 2001 - 12:00am

Filipinos plan Estrada protest

HUNDREDS of Filipino workers will stage a rally during Philippine President Joseph Estrada's visit to the SAR next Sunday to protest against what they say are his Govern ment's anti-migrants policies.

9 May 1999 - 12:00am

Wrong to launch attack against Filipino helpers

I refer to the letter from Chun Kam-hung headlined, 'Ungrateful' (South China Morning Post, August 25).

If there's a word that every Filipino knows it is the word 'gratitude'.

Filipinos recognise the value of being thankful for every good deed done to them.

28 Aug 1997 - 12:00am


I pity my country, the Philippines.

Petrol prices have tripled this year even though the world price has dropped. This has been accompanied by an increase in the price of very basic commodities.

Our economy has lost direction. Crime and corruption are rife. Rape, robbery and drug smuggling have reached epidemic proportions.

15 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Other options open to maids

IT is guaranteed that there will be an annual debate in these columns on the pros and cons of Filipinos being allowed to mess up Statue Square and environs on Sundays.

On one side, we have the defenders of the downtrodden, that is, the expat population, and on the other side the locals.

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Filipinos courteous

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Menacing', which appeared in these columns on June 12 and was obviously racist. The correspondent is wrong to point the finger at the Filipinos regarding the rubbish left on a Sunday evening.

24 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Filipinos are often the victims of crime

I REFER to Cynthia Cheng's letter, 'Safety fears' (South China Morning Post, November 5).

She mentioned three criminal cases in which Filipinos were involved and she expressed her great concern about living in a community where there were 140,000 Filipinos.

14 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Ramos's fancy words mean nothing

SO President Ramos wants to stop Filipino women from working abroad as domestics (report, South China Morning Post, October 19).

My question is: has he an alternative home for us migrant workers? It's fine for Mr Ramos to make such a pronouncement, when he and his government have so far not been able to provide proper jobs for so many Filipinos.

21 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Views of local residents ignored

CHARITY begins at home. Those who criticise us for being reluctant to sacrifice our neighbourhood for the overseas domestic helpers should sacrifice their own interests first before launching any broadside at us.

24 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Was not out to attack Filipinos

I REFER to my letter which was published in the South China Morning Post, on December 3.

As readers should be aware from what I said, I am not in favour of ''discrimination''. I believe everybody has equal rights in this world.

18 Dec 1993 - 12:00am