A female from the Philippines. (Phillipinezos m.)
These women, together with more recently their eastern European counterparts were imported into Cyprus as agricultural workers, house servants and whores. More recently, E.U. regulations have required that the slave labour force in Cyprus be imported from eastern Europe (notably Poland) and the Fillipineza or Shrilankeza (female from Sri Lanka) has become a rarity unless employed to look after an aged relative.
These industrious and generally honest women are employed on paper to look after one gojagarou (old woman) but often wind up as cooks, babysitters, cleaners, shop-workers or all of the aforementioned at once for the family as a whole whilst looking after the aged relative in their spare time and probably washing the cars too. Assuming the devil does indeed find work for idle hands, these individuals are in no way at risk of being led astray.
Not infrequently viewed as a possession of the family, they have been known to be required to sleep on the floor of unheated voithitica (granny flat/shed set up as a kitchen) whilst working a sixteen hour day and doubling as their employer's's yinaiga of the moment if desired. (Desired by the employer - not the employee.)
They may also be loaned to other individuals as a gesture of largesse.
Legislation controlling these activities is commonly ignored, as is frequently the case where mangoscini meets morality.
In all fairness to the authorities, racist attitudes worthy of a Texan plantation owner are so prevalent in Cyprus that the police just cannot be everywhere, especially behind closed doors. Likewise the selection of field workers based on the size of their breasts is difficult to prove and probably not actionable except by the wife of the farmer doing the selecting.
On occasions when the Fillipineza is well treated, their loyalty, industry and affection for the families that employ them are remarkable, although this is said to be much less so with Roumanezas or Polonezas. The advent of Europe makes the Filipineza something of a rarity whilst the Shrilankeza is still to be found in many homes being worked to a shadow of her former self..