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ConGen appeals for sobriety   WITH some voters complaining about alleged fraud, Consul-General Bernardita Catalla called for sobriety among Filipinos as the overseas absentee voting (OAV) continued in Hong Kong. Catalla said the consulate was doing its best in addressing the complaints of OAV voters while cautioning against those who spread “confusion” among Filipinos in the city. “We are happy that Filipinos in Hong Kong are very much enthusiastic about participating in this political process, [but] l...

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THE Hong Kong government has sought the input of Philippine labor officials on the proposed “Code of Practice” for employment agencies in the city. Consul General Bernardita Catalla said she and Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre attended on April 15 a meeting arranged by Hong Kong Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung about the...

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A Filipino domestic helper who was returning to Hong Kong to work for a new employer was arrested at the airport for stealing diamonds.   Imelda A.C. pleaded guilty to one charge of theft before Eastern Magistrate Lee Siu-ho after admitting to taking one diamond pendant and one diamond ring, worth a total of $40,000, from her former empl...

April 20, 2016

WE’RE on top. The Filipino community in Hong Kong has recorded the highest turnout in the ongoing Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) for this year’s Philippine presidential elections. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Charles Jose said that Hong Kong had the highest number of OAV voters (5,603) who cast their ballots as o...

April 15, 2016

FOR the fourth time this year, another Filipino domestic worker killed herself due to her mounting debts. Labor Attaché Jalilo Dela Torre said the 47-year-old Filipino worker found under a footbridge in LOHAS Park on March 18 was heavy in debt. “According to the employer, she owed her $20,000 and two financing companies are also calling. ...

April 15, 2016

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A High Court judge sentenced an overstaying Filipino domestic worker to prison after she was caught with nearly $8,000 worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), which she allegedly used for her asthma. High Court Judge Joseph Yau on April 27 sentenced V.M. Baylon to 16 months in prison after she was caught with the ill...

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MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was dismayed after he discovered that his  luggage had gone missing when he arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on April 9. Cardinal Tagle arrived in NAIA Terminal 3 onboard the Cathay Pacific flight CX-901 from Spain via Canada and Hong Kong at around 10:00...

April 27, 2016

ELECTION commissioner Arthur Lim himself came here to oversee the start of the overseas absentee voting (OAV) and to cast his vote. Lim was one of the first voters to cast their ballot at the Bayanihan Center on April 9 but he almost voted in the wrong precinct because the election officers here mistook his middle name, Delu...

April 26, 2016

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), with the assistance of the Philippine National Police- Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) shut down two offices allegedly used in illegal recruitment activities. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac ordered the closure of Groselex Manpower Servic...

April 22, 2016
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