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Gladys Li, lawyer of Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a Filipino domestic helper applying for permanent residency, walks out from Hong Kong High Court after attending a hearing arguments in the case last month. Pic: AP.

Hong Kong: Filipina maid wins historic residency case

By Fri, Sep 30, 2011 1:15PM UTC 7 Comments Gladys Li, lawyer of Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a Filipino domestic helper applying for permanent residency, walks out from Hong Kong High Court after attending a hearing arguments in the case last month. Pic: AP.

Filipina Evangeline Vallejos, who has worked as a domestic worker in Hong Kong since 1986, has won her historic, precedent-setting case to seek permanent residency. “This is a big victory over injustice and discrimination perpetrated by Hong Kong against foreign domestic workers,” said Eman Villanueva, leader of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL), which...