Purple Romero

Originally from the Philippines, Purple Romero is a multimedia journalist who has written about labor issues in Hong Kong and has also reported on other developmental issues for Vice Asia, South China Morning Post and Asia Sentinel.

Her first paycheck: “While still a college student, I got paid $50 for working as a production assistant for a director for TV commercials.”

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The ‘modern-day heroes’ funding Filipino families

More than 120,000 Filipinos work in Hong Kong, primarily as household help. The money they earn abroad is essential for their families’ futures. Their biggest investment? Education.

Issue 1: Lifelines