Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Domestic Workers’ Union, Gloria Futol (centre), with former maids, in 1983. Photo: SCMPChairwoman of the Hong Kong Domestic Workers’ Union, Gloria Futol (centre), with former maids, in 1983. Photo: SCMP
Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Domestic Workers’ Union, Gloria Futol (centre), with former maids, in 1983. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong once supplied domestic helpers to the Philippines, until roles reversed

While Hongkongers often regard the Philippines with derision, it’s not so long since the city received investment from and sent helpers to Manila

Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Domestic Workers’ Union, Gloria Futol (centre), with former maids, in 1983. Photo: SCMPChairwoman of the Hong Kong Domestic Workers’ Union, Gloria Futol (centre), with former maids, in 1983. Photo: SCMP
Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Domestic Workers’ Union, Gloria Futol (centre), with former maids, in 1983. Photo: SCMP
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