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Filipina maids, other helpers being spied on in Singapore

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In Singapore, more employers are hiring private detectives to trail their maids.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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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Filipinos in San Francisco a century ago

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Years ago, Abe Ignacio was surfing on eBay when he was stunned by one item for sale.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Men and Women for Others

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The recent expulsion of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, from the United States due to alleged visa fraud and abuse of her maid, Sangeeta Richard, also from India, brought to the public’s attention the role servants occupy in the lives of middle- to upper-class Indian society.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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