By Boying Pimentel
Documentary photographer Rick Rocamora does 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.
By Isabel Escoda
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:
By Philip C. Tubeza
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.
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.”
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.