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Filipino workers caught in currency trap

Our series on regional currencies and their recent fluctuations continues with a look at the Philippine peso.

The currency has risen more against the dollar than most other Asian currencies in the past year and that's been hurting tens of thousands of Filipinos working abroad.

It has been especially tough for domestic workers in Hong Kong, where the peso is pegged to the US dollar.

Jennifer Pak reports.