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Foreign domestic workers expect the Hong Kong government to come out with its decision on the proposed wage increase before the month ends, a migrant leader said. Dolores Balladares, chair of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante-HK), said Labour Department officials told them indirectly that the decision on the minimum allowable wage (MAW) was expected at the end of the month. “We expect it at the end of September. So, malapit na,” Balladares said in an interview. “Hindi nila sinabi exactly kung kailan pero nabang...

September 19, 2016

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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) stopped issuing overseas employment certificates (OECs) starting today (September 15). Instead, overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who are going to the Philippines for vacation and are going back to their employers are required to register with the BM (Balik Manggagawa) Online System of the Philippine Ove...

September 15, 2016

Manila----A newly-arrived overseas Filipino worker from Hong Kong lost her expensive shoulder bag to thieves inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday afternoon (September 12). Johaima Alug, who arrived from HK on board a Cebu Pacific flight 5J111, told members of the Philippine National Police-Aviation Security Unit (PNP-AV...

September 13, 2016

      They’re at it again.   Hong Kong Customs officers arrested a woman from Manila on Sunday after she was caught with $3.9 million worth of suspected cocaine.   In a statement, the HK government said customs officers seized about 3.33 kilograms of suspected cocaine from the 30-year-old woman at Ho...

September 6, 2016

Labor Attaché Jalilo dela Torre has asked Manila’s permission to stop processing contracts of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong if they are required to clean windows from the outside. Dela Torre said he sent a memo to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III last month to ask for “clearance” on his plan to stop verifying FDH contracts un...

August 31, 2016

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A District Court judge sentenced a 62-year-old Filipino farmer to a total of four years in prison after he was caught pick-pocketing in Hong Kong for the ninth time. District Court Judge David John Dufton on September 7 convicted Rodolfo D. Amigo after the Filipino pleaded guilty to attempted theft and breach of deporta...

September 22, 2016

Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III will discuss the proposed window-cleaning ban for Filipino domestic workers when he meets with Hong Kong Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung early next week, a labor official said. Labor Attaché Jalilo dela Torre said Bello will visit Hong Kong this weekend and...

September 21, 2016

HERE'S one feel-good story. A 45-year-old Filipino domestic worker whose marriage was on the brink of collapse found a way to reconcile with her husband and keep her family intact. Chie said she had sought the help of Social Welfare Attache Elizabeth Lim Dy after her husband kept her children from communicating with her fo...

September 20, 2016

A District Court judge convicted two Filipino pickpockets who almost got away with $100,000 from a bus commuter in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). District Court Judge Yiu on September 13 sentenced Wilson F. Lacharon, a tricycle driver, and Joseph Erwin T. Dacidilla, a carpenter, to prison after they were caught at a bus stop on Gillies...

September 19, 2016
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