Voices of hope in a time of darkness

HONG KONG (SE): Women of The Philippines marched through the streets of Hong Kong on March 5 to put their mark on International Women’s Day (March 8) and add their voices to millions around the world in a call for recognition of the dignity of woman that began in the United States of America over a century ago.

Reflecting their lot as migrant domestic workers, they marched under the banner of working women to the theme of the song immortalised by the late Susan Magno-Fernandez, Babae Ka! (You are Woman).

Believed to be the last song that the inspiration of political prisoners during the dark years of martial law ever performed in public before succumbing...