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      A GROUP of Hong Kong employment agencies vowed to initiate more programs to educate employers in the city about the culture of foreign domestic helpers in a bid to promote better understanding between them.   The Association of Hong Kong Manpower Agencies Ltd. (AHKMA) and the Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines Inc. (SHARP) signed a memorandum of understanding on May 26 for the "Harmonious Home" campaign that seeks to prevent disputes between employers and foreign domestic worke...

June 16, 2016

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THE Immigration Department (ImmD) investigated nearly 7,000 cases of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) who were suspected of “job-hopping” in the last two years, Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said. Lai told the Legislative Council that the ImmD vetted 6,668 employment visa applications from FDHs suspected of job-hopping since 20...

June 15, 2016

Claiming that she was burdened by debts she owed her employment agency, a Filipino domestic helper stole at least $115,000 worth of jewelry from her employer of eight...

June 13, 2016

YOUR days are numbered. Incoming Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the Duterte administration will crack down on abusive recruitment agencies that prey on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Bello, who was chosen by incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to lead the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said he will order not jus...

May 27, 2016

BE very careful next time. This was the stern warning a judge in Kwun Tong gave a Filipino domestic helper after clearing her of accusations that she forcefully shook a 26-day-old baby in Tseung Kwan O. Judge Jolie Chao on May 24 junked the case against the Ilongga defendant, with initials F.J.B.E., after the prosecution failed to prov...

May 30, 2016

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FILIPINO domestic workers should learn to set deadlines for their goals, financial experts said in the latest “Money Wise Public Forum” held at the Philippine Consulate General. Lenlen Mesina, Enrich executive director, said overseas Filipino workers should be aware of the “migration journey”, which will allow them ...

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A 38-year-old Filipino domestic worker was sent to jail after overstaying in Hong Kong for almost seven years to be with her Chinese husband and their son, who has autism.   Sha Tin Magistrate Colin Wong on May 31 sentenced Hazel P.S., who is from Capiz, to four months in prison for overstaying since July 2009. &nb...

June 27, 2016

THE latest complaints against two more alleged Hong Kong leaders of the Emgoldex investment scam made the same promises to their recruits - that of little investment, yielding exponential profits. Hermogenes Cayabyab Jr., Assistance to Nationals officer of the Philippine Consulate General, said eight complainants signed an af...

June 24, 2016

  A PROPOSAL will be made to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to set up a permanent office of the agency at the Philippine Consulate General to serve the 200,000 Filipinos living and working in Hong Kong. In an interview, Chona Sienes-Yap, senior manager of the Overseas Filipinos Program of PhilHealth, said the h...

June 23, 2016
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