25 Jan '18, 11pm

This Singaporean ad that tries to help Filipina Domestic Helpers may be doing more harm than good

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recently released a video produced to spread awareness about Filipina domestic helpers’ rights in Singapore. The video, which looks like it wants to show both employee and employer some important points about labour laws, has cast actress Michelle Cheong to play someone representing your typical Filipina domestic worker by reprising her comedic role as the fictional Leticia Bongnino from the local television show, The Noose . Many wonder if the video is targeted towards educating the Filipina helpers in Singapore or for entertaining the Singapore employers of the helpers though. We wonder how the domestic helpers feel about being caricatured on a serious issue. Watch the video below: In the video, Michelle plays a Filipina maid named Leticia Bongnino, who refers to herself in the third person consistently and speaks broken English. They start...

Full article: https://alvinology.com/2018/01/26/that-leticia-bongnino-v...

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