Most expats and also nearly all wealthier Filipinos have maids.
In our western culture, having a maid is not something that we do, and it can be a difficult adjustment to make for us, because it is so "outside the box".
Getting a maid in the Philippines is something that has changed drastically in the 14+ years that we have lived in the Philippines. When we first moved to the Philippines you would have people coming to your gate asking for a job as a maid in your house. There were so many such people that you practically had to fight them off with a stick! These days, you have to resort to some different tactics to find anybody who is willing to work as a maid. We have had times when we have gone for months without a maid because it was difficult to find one.
Another problem is finding a maid who is willing to work for a long period of time. I don't mean long work hours, I mean somebody that you can hire and she will still be with you several years down the road. These days,