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Many domestic workers in the Philippines work endless hours for very little pay.

Under the country's labour code, $18 a month is considered enough pay for the country's 2.5 million helpers, almost 400,000 of whom are minors.

Cecile Oebanda, a social worker at the Visayan Dorum Foundation, told Al Jazeera that the conditions were close to slavery.

Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Manila.

Source: Al Jazeera