Posts by Ally Constantino

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TYPHOON Hato has made landfall over Zhuhai this afternoon after wreaking havoc to Hong Kong earlier today. The Hong Kong Observatory downgraded the storm warning signal to T8 at 2:10 p.m. The Observatory issued the T10 signal, the strongest storm warning, at 9:10 a.m. It was the first time in five years that the Observatory issued the strongest storm signal. Classes and most work were suspended. More than 400 flights were also cancelled.

13 hours ago
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THE Hong Kong Observatory issued the storm warning signal no. 10 at 9:10 a.m., its latest bulletin said. "In the coming few hours, Hato will be closest to the territory, skirting about 50 kilometres to the south of Hong Kong," the HKO said. "When the local winds strengthen further, the Observatory will consider issuing a higher signal," it added.

18 hours ago
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aaaClasses and work are suspended this morning after the Hong Kong Observatory issued the Storm Signal no. 8 before 6 a.m. today. "This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the northeast quarter," the HKO said in its latest bulletin. Typhoon Hato is expected to make landfall at around 100 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong this afternoon. The number 8 gale or storm signal will remain in force for most of the time during the day. "If Hato edges even closer or intensify, it will pose cons...

21 hours ago
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aaaThe Hong Kong Observatory has issued Strong Wind Signal No. 3,  its latest bulletin said. Gusts reaching 90 kilometers per hour or above may continue to affect Hong Kong, the HKO said. "According to the present forecast track, Hato is expected to be closest to Hong Kong tomorrow morning (Wednesday) and may skirt within 100 kilometres south of the territory, posing a considerable threat to the territory," the HKO said. No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal may be issued around midnight. "The local weather is deteriorating gradually and there w...

August 22, 2017
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aaaTHE District Court has sentenced a 24-year-old Filipina to 44 months in prison for her involvement in an attempt to counterfeit Hong Kong banknotes. Deputy District Judge Lily Wong on Aug. 1 rejected S.J. Legaspi’s plea to give her a suspended sentence, saying it would be “inappropriate” owing to the seriousness of the offense. “The defendant’s role in this incident was not minor,” the judge said. During the sentencing, while Legaspi was in the dock, she could be seen looking at her boyfriend, who was in the galle...

August 21, 2017
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aaaA militant migrants' group in Hong Kong has condemned the killing of a 17-year-old, son of an overseas Filipino worker, in an anti-drug operation on Wednesday in Caloocan City. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, Bayan Hongkong & Macau said the death of Kian Loyd delos Santos should lead OFWs who supported President Duterte to reflect on the flaws of blindly following President Duterte and his policies. The Duterte administration on Friday, meanwhile, said Delos Santos' death was an isolated one. "The drug war implemented b...

August 18, 2017
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aaaA 24-year-old Filipina, who was said to be working as a model, was found guilty of a charge relating to counterfeiting Hong Kong banknotes. District Court Deputy Judge Lily Wong Sze-lai on July 12 convicted S. J. Legaspi of possessing counterfeit materials which were found in 2015 in the bedroom she shared with her boyfriend in their home in Kennedy Town. Judge Wong said there was no dispute the equipment, materials including laptop computers, tablets, papers, printers, and bottles of ink were seized in the possession of the d...

August 8, 2017
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aaaFOR the second time, Ester Ylagan, the owner of the shuttered Emry’s Employment Agency, failed to appear at the hearing of criminal charges against her at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts. Representatives from the Labour Department on July 17 were left asking people in the gallery of Court 2 to inquire whether they were representing Ylagan after the defendant could not be found. The LD then asked the court to adjourn the cases to October 20 to allow another personal service of the summons to Ylagan. Outside the court, LD pr...

August 8, 2017
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aaa  A 10-year-old girl gave her evidence in court against their former domestic worker who was accused of beating her up in March in their house in North Point. In a hearing on July 14 at a court at the Eastern Magistracy, the girl, who could not be named for legal reasons, said that on the evening of  March 17, she had some words with her grandmother. The girl then went to her bedroom and began venting her frustration by saying what she wanted to tell her grandmother to a wall. She then called Emerolyne to her room and scolded the...

August 7, 2017
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aaaANALIZA E.E., a Filipino domestic helper accused of stealing $500 from her employer, cried in court and hugged her cousin when she was acquitted by a Kowloon Courts judge. Deputy Magistrate Vennie Chiu Wai-yeeon July 18 ruled that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant stole the money from her employer. The judge noted that despite the employer’s statement that the domestic worker took the $500 in September 2016, she continued to employ her and only terminated the contract two months after....

August 1, 2017
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