THE Ramos roadshow rolled into town yesterday with a rousing production that included his rendition of the song I Love You for 500 flag-waving Filipinos, the majority of them female domestic helpers. The throng, who clapped and cheered through a patriotic hour-and-a-half of songs and speeches, were kept at arms length from President Mr Fidel Ramos and first lady Mrs Amelita Ramos by a heavy cordon of bodyguards. Mr Ramos praised the ''veritable army'' of 1.3 million Filipino overseas workers who he said were valued the world over for their skill, discipline and good manners. ''You are one of the true heroes of our economic recovery and national development,'' he said to the delight of the gathering. He said acting Governor Sir David Ford had told him he had heard nothing but praise for the 100,000 Filipino workers in the territory. ''He expressed satisfaction with your decorum, civility and law abiding behaviour. ''You have not caused any major problems - do not create any new problems for your employers or host country,'' Mr Ramos instructed the crowd, while also praising Hongkong as a model employer. The only time a hush fell over the hall was when Mr Ramos mentioned the assurance he had received a few days earlier while in Beijing that Filipino workers would be welcome in Hongkong after 1997. The news was greeted with rousing applause. ''I will stand by you, this is my pledge,'' Mr Ramos said, adding that it was fitting he was here the day before Philippine Labour Day. Although only in the territory for 24 hours, Mr Ramos packed in a morning meeting with the New China News Agency, a press conference, a lunchtime meeting with Sir David and held talks with Immigration and Labour Department officials. He met a group of Filipino businessmen and in the evening hosted a dinner for a select group of Hongkong business people.