Maristel Pepito was readmitted to hospital in February but died two days later. Photo: Handout
Maristel Pepito was readmitted to hospital in February but died two days later. Photo: Handout

Death of Filipino helper whose chronic illness could have been treated with medication puts focus back on conditions for domestic workers in Hong Kong

  • Mother-of-three Maristel Pepito, 35, was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and signs of lupus about five months after arriving in city
  • She spoke about not getting enough food and rest but did not dare consider breaking her contract as she needed the money, cousin says

Maristel Pepito was readmitted to hospital in February but died two days later. Photo: Handout
Maristel Pepito was readmitted to hospital in February but died two days later. Photo: Handout
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