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DID she steal the $500 or was she framed up? A Filipino household service worker was charged with theft after her employer in Aberdeen said a missing $500 was found in her bag. Nora A. vehemently denied the charge at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts while her lawyer alleged that her employer mistreated the Filipino domestic worker on October 15 and framed her up so that they would not pay her one month salary in lieu of notice of termination. “You yourself went to the bathroom and picked up a mop..Did you rub it on the de...

January 29, 2016

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AN employment agency in Cheung Sha Wan accused of overcharging nearly 100 Filipino domestic workers pleaded guilty to overcharging one Filipino helper on January 20. The Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts convicted Ka Ying Employment Agency Limited, the licensee of Ka Ying Employment Agency, and ordered it to pay a fine of $7,000 after t...

January 29, 2016

    “These are the sins of her youth coming back to haunt her.”   This was how the lawyer of domestic worker Joan C. Calso described her predicament before a judge in Shatin sent her to jail for using a fake birth date when she first came to Hong Kong 22 years ago.   Shatin Magistrate Ho Chun-yiu earlier th...

January 27, 2016

        “Do we really need to be prosecuting this?”   Deputy High Court Judge Audrey Campbell-Moffat SC asked this question this morning before denying bail to a former domestic worker so that she could a better chance of getting out of jail at the soonest possible time.   Campbell-Moffat de...

January 26, 2016

THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has suspended an employment agency after nearly 100 Filipino domestic helpers accused it of overcharging and other infractions.   Acting POLO chief Ma. Nena German said they stopped the agency, which is located in New Kowloon, from recruiting Filipinos after at least 76 domestic workers accused...

January 15, 2016

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The family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were dismayed after the coffin they received at the cargo terminal of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 contained cadav...

February 5, 2016

“AKO po ay isang senior citizen, 61 years old na po ako pero narito pa ako sa Hong Kong. Bakit? Kailangan kong kumilos pa. Isa sana itong increase sa SSS (Social Security System) na dadagdag sana sa aking kaunting tinatanggap, pero nauwi sa wala,” thus said Nida Asuncion of the Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU)-Chat...

February 5, 2016

THE Labour Department (LD) has refused to renew the licence of an employment agency (EA) in Tuen Mun after it was convicted of overcharging a job seeker. The LD said the license of Artellect Limited was not renewed after it was convicted and fined $45,000 for overcharging a job applicant. “It is an offence under the law...

February 4, 2016

Thanks to her Chinese boyfriend, a Filipino woman accused of drug trafficking was temporarily released on bail by the High Court. Deputy High Court Judge Wilson Chan on January 20 allowed Jonalyn P.H. to post a $2,000 bail although she had tried to flee from Hong Kong when she was first allowed to post bail by the Eastern Mag...

February 3, 2016
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