Hong Kong's Maids and the Manila Massac…

Will Hong Kong employers of foreign domestic helpers now favor Indonesians more than Filipinos? That is worrying many Filipino migrant workers, both in the territory and those back home hoping to get jobs in Hong Kong. As a result of the recent bus hostage tragedy in Manila, rumors are rife that some employers will even lay off their Filipina helpers out of anger. Already the community of Filipino workers in Hong Kong has reacted nervously to racist displays aimed at them by the locals in public places like shops, restaurants and parks.

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