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Overseas Filipino workers demand to be heard

Hong Kong's Central district is a popular gathering spot for overseas Filipinos on Sundays -- typically their only day off. (Photo by Kenji Kawase)

HONG KONG -- On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in mid-June, more than 200 Filipinos squeezed into a hall at Hong Kong's St. John's Cathedral. Despite the lack of air conditioning, they stayed for three hours, hashing out the issues that matter most to the community of overseas Filipino workers, or OFWs as they are known.

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