Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong unshaken by protests: poll


Posted at Aug 13 2019 09:27 AM

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MANILA -- Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong are unlikely to move to another country or come home as they "feel mostly safe" in their work places despite violent protests in there, an online recruitment platform said Tuesday.

Based HelperChoice's poll of 982 Filipino domestic workers, "more than 97 percent" said they were not willing to relocate while "more than 50 percent" said they did not feel threatened, said its business development manager, Mahee Leclerc.

"Most of them don't feel affected in their work lives. At the moment, it's on their days off. They feel mostly safe," Leclerc told ANC's Early Edition.

The respondents said they changed their routines only during their days off, which usually fall on Sundays, when pro-democracy rallies are usually held, Leclerc said.

The Filipinos are also regularly updated by the Philippine government through the Facebook page of its consulate in Hong Kong, she said.