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aaaA 26-year-old Filipino woman fell to her death yesterday (April 5) while trying to take a selfie on a waterfall in Hong Kong, local media reported. According to the Oriental Daily, the woman was declared dead at 1:31 p.m. at the Tuen Mun hospital, where she was brought by rescuers. The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. at the Ng Tung Chai Waterfall in Tai Mo Shan Country Park in Tai Po. The woman was hiking with her sister and four friends and tried to take a selfie at the waterfall. Witnesses said she lost her footing and fell to...

April 5, 2019
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aaaThis coming Friday, April 5, is a statutory holiday in Hong Kong as the territory marks the Ching Ming Festival. Ching Ming, or “Clean and Bright,” is commemorated for Hongkongers to sweep and clean the tombs of their departed loved ones. They also make food offerings, burn incense, and light paper offerings for their ancestors. The Labour Department (LD) earlier reminded employers to allow their workers to take the day off during statutory holidays. An employer who wants her foreign domestic worker to work during a statutory holid...

April 2, 2019
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aaaTHE Immigration Department (ImmD) has revised its fees for visas and other immigration documents and processes. The ImmD on March 25 revised its fees for some services, including the issuing of visas/entry permits and travel documents, genetic tests, and the delivery of travel documents outside Hong Kong. “It is the government’s established policy that fees charged by the Government should in general be set at levels sufficient to recover the full cost of providing the service,” a spokesman said. According to the ImmD website, th...

April 2, 2019
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aaa    Rescue workers airlifted this morning (April 1) a 31-year-old Filipino woman who was injured during a hike in Ma On Shan yesterday, local media reported. According to the Oriental Daily, rescuers used a helicopter to bring the injured hiker to the Eastern Hospital. It added that she had injuries in her hands, feet, face, and waist but was conscious when she was brought to the hospital. The accident happened at around 5 p.m. yesterday after the Filipina fell down a 20-metre hillside while hiking with five friends in ...

April 1, 2019
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aaa      There will be a doctor available for free consultations tomorrow afternoon (March 31) at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Wan Chai. Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre said. Dela Torre said Dr. Kenneth Ho of the Adventist Hospital of Hong Kong will be at the POLO for Project Health WISE, which serves overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The POLO is on the 18th Floor of Mass Mutual Tower, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai. “To our OFWs who feel like seeing a doctor for one reason or another, please come ...

March 30, 2019
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aaa  The HK Center the Health Protection (CHP) is investigating the case of a 17-year-old visitor from the Philippines who tested positive for measles after he arrived here in HK on March 23. This developed as a ranking Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official said it has not received any formal communication from the HK government saying that vaccination against measles was now a legal requirement for overseas Filipino workers who want to work here in Hong Kong. “We have not received that. What we received was a request from th...

March 29, 2019
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aaaHONG KONG laws prohibit foreign domestic workers from working in elderly care homes, Labour and Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong said. Secretary Law made the statement after local media reported that the government was looking into the possibility of training foreign domestic workers so that they would be able to work in the city’s subsidised elderly care homes. “They cannot turn around and become imported labour, so this will not happen,” Law said on March 9. Hong Kong labor regulations prohibit foreign domestic workers from ta...

March 27, 2019
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aaa    While there were sunny days earlier this week, it will be colder and cloudy this weekend in the city, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said there will be a few rain patches and isolated thunderstorms tomorrow (March 23) while the weather on Sunday will be windy and “cloudy with a few rain patches.” “Light winds, becoming fresh east to northeasterlies around midnight, and rain will become more frequent with isolated thunderstorms. Winds will strengthen gradually tomorrow,” the Observatory sa...

March 22, 2019
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aaa  A 48-year-old Filipino domestic worker in Tung Chung insisted on her innocence after she was linked to a money laundering scam involving  more than $600,000. Jeanette C.R., of Ying Hong Street, Tung Chung, pleaded not guilty on March 13 after the police found suspicious transactions, worth a total of $677,331.04, involving her two accounts with the Bank of China and the Hang Seng Bank. She was charged with two counts of “dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of indictable offence.” “Not guilty,...

March 22, 2019
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aaaThe Immigration Department (ImmD) announced today (March 21) that from April 1 to June 1, 2019, Hong Kong residents born in 1968 or 1969 should apply for a new smart identity card in person at a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC). The SIDCCs are open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (except public holidays). The territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise covers all Hong Kong residents, who should apply for new smart identity cards in person at SIDCCs during their specified periods, whether they are perm...

March 21, 2019
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