Filipino Maids For Export

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A group of Philippine domestic helpers learn to play the violin along a pedestrian lane in Hong Kong, 03 August 2003. | Getty

Twelve percent of the Philippines' GDP comes as remittances from nationals abroad. Many of those are maids, sent all over the world into domestic service to support their children back home. The Philippines government is even training them in servitude

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