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CONSUL General Bernardita Catalla urged visiting Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) officials to crack down on training centers that collect excessive fees from household service workers (HSWs) who are set to work abroad. Catalla said some recruitment agencies were using the training centers to collect excessive fees because they can no longer legally collect placement fees from HSWs that can run up to P50,000. “Dapat nireregulate. Imagine papasok ka ng household worker tapos magbabayad ka ng ganun?...

July 15, 2015

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PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac dismissed calls for his resignation from recruiters who alleged that he ignored due process in suspending recruitment agencies. In a post on his Facebook page, Cacdac belied the claims of recruitment agencies, adding that the he revoked the licenses of  many agenc...

July 15, 2015

A Shatin magistrate has dismissed the case against a Filipino domestic worker who was interrogated for five hours until she vomited. Magistrate Ho Chun-yiu junked the case of “conspiracy to make or cause to be made false representations to Immigration Officer for the purpose of obtaining an entry permit” against Mary Rose T. Arugay after the...

June 26, 2015

WITHOUT public bidding, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) awarded its P8 billion e-passport project to a private firm with no established record in printing security documents, an administration ally in Congress said. Akbayan party-list Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez III urged the DFA to explain why it awarded the e-passport printing deal to ...

June 26, 2015

HONG KONG greatly values the contributions of Filipinos, particularly the “essential and valuable service” of Filipino domestic workers, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen said. Speaking at the celebrations marking the 117th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence, Yuen noted that the Filipino community, with a populat...

June 12, 2015

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FILIPINO domestic workers in Hong Kong who took up the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) assessment on June 28 got a passing rate of 89 percent, a Tesda official said. Executive Director Maria Susan Dela Rama, Tesda Certification Office project manager, said that of the 82 applicants who took part i...

July 16, 2015

SHE paid HK$35,000 to obtain her fake Hong Kong ID card in the hope that she could get a better-paying job. Although she initially enjoyed the benefit of the HK ID Card by being employed as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, A.B. Balingao ultimately paid a heavier price - 17 months in prison - for the two charges ...

July 16, 2015

FROM the scorching deserts of Arabia, Alex Vallespin now finds himself among the soaring skyscrapers of Hong Kong. But an overseas posting is nothing new for Vallespin, the newly-arrived Vice Consul for Cultural and Community Relations at the Philippine Consulate General. After all, when he was still working for the Overse...

June 30, 2015

IMMIGRATION agents arrested 259 foreign domestic helpers during the first five months of the year—or almost two arrests every day---for overstaying. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok told the Legislative Council on June 17 that the Immigration Department (ImmD) will step up its intelligence-gathering efforts to in...

June 29, 2015
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