By Luis H. Francia
The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair was ostensibly meant to commemorate the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase from the French, but in reality it showcased the emergence of the United States as a player in the Great Game, as the pursuit of colonial domination was somewhat facetiously referred to then.
A Filipino teacher in the United States has been placed under administrative leave after she allegedly used a racial slur in her classroom.
By Frances Mangosing
In Singapore, more employers are hiring private detectives to trail their maids.
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.