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Xyza Bacani’s HK journey passed through SF

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Xyza Bacani CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Documentary photographer Rick Rocamora doesn’t not even know how to pronounce her name. In fact, he and Xyza Bacani have yet to meet face-to-face, even though they’ve become key players in an inspiring story about Filipino photography that’s been drawing attention worldwide.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Setting off with blind faith

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Illustrations by Steph Bravo

This is a true story about my friend Digoy and my encounter with Masha, a Russian lady. If written like a play, it would go thus:

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

‘I don’t feel like an OFW, just a girl with a camera’ shooting HK’s street life

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BACANI A man prepares to open his stall for the night market on Temple Street in Mongkok District in Hong Kong. Her stunning B&W photos have brought acclaim to the Filipino domestic worker.   XYZA CRUZ BACANI

On weekdays, domestic worker Xyza Cruz Bacani uses a sturdy, white mop to clean her elderly employer’s flat, if she’s not taking care of the latter’s seven grandchildren who visit every day.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DFA deplores Hong Kong racist commercial

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) described the insurance commercial in Hong Kong depicting a Filipina maid as “lacking sensitivity,” and said that Filipino household service workers there are “indispensable.”

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Racist’ maid ad draws anger in Hong Kong

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A “racist” insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups representing the city’s legions of domestic helpers calling for an apology.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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