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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) is holding talks with the Indonesian consulate general so that employers who are blacklisted by the POLO will also be barred from hiring Indonesian domestic workers. Labor Attaché Jalilo Dela Torre said he was set to meet with Deputy Consul General Rafail Walangitan of the Indonesian consulate to discuss the proposed sharing of their lists of blacklisted Hong Kong employers. “So, when (an employer) is blacklisted here (at the POLO), it will also be the same with them (at the Indone...

November 30, 2016

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Manila----Finally. Starting March 2017, the P550 terminal fee at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will no longer be included in the airline tickets of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), a ranking airport official said. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said this morning (November 28) that...

November 28, 2016

The Manila airport police has arrested six suspected members of the 'Salisi Gang' who allegedly stole P150,000 from a Japanese tourist inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last month. Airport Police chief Romy Labador identified the eight suspects as Ryan Omar Detuyato, Dante Cervantes, Jolyn Magaung, Maribel Brequillo, Rudolf So...

November 25, 2016

Although employment agencies in the Philippines are prohibited from collecting placement fees, many Filipino domestic workers still pay up to more than P50,000 to land a job in Hong Kong, a research study showed. The study, dubbed Between a Rock and a Hard Place, showed that 84 percent of the Filipino domestic workers who were interviewed paid a...

November 15, 2016

A former domestic helper has committed to return to Hong Kong to testify in the rape case against her employer. Officials from the Philippine Consulate General confirmed to Hong Kong News that the victim, who had gone home to the Philippines, was constantly communicating with them and assured them that she would give evidence in court. The Co...

November 14, 2016


A government lawyer advised Filipinos wanting to seek annulment from their spouse to do it soon. In a forum held by members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines at the Philippine Consulate General on November 20, Angeli Albaña, who works at the office of the Solicitor General (OSG), said there was a directive ordering th...

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MORE and more women are being recruited as drug mules to bring cocaine into Hong Kong, a Catholic priest warned Filipinas in the city. Fr. John Wotherspoon, Lai Chi Kok prison chaplain, said Nigerians and even some Filipinas are recruiting domestic workers in Hong Kong and Macau for the illegal drug trade. “This i...

December 1, 2016

A District Court judge dismissed the bid of a Chinese vocal coach to revisit an earlier ruling ordering him to pay $10,000 in damages to a Filipino vocal teacher. In a 12-page decision, Deputy District Court Judge Ho Wai-yang said there was no basis to the four grounds submitted by defendant Choi Jeffrey Tse-fu to appeal her ...

November 24, 2016

ESTER Ylagan, the owner of the shuttered Emry’s Employment Agency, asked a Small Claims Tribunal judge to transfer her cases to the District Court. However, Principal Adjudicator Anthony Chow Siu-wo said that before deciding about Ylagan’s plea, she would have to submit a letter from solicitors confirming that she ...

November 23, 2016
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