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aaaAll flights leaving Hong Kong International Airport, except those that have completed boarding procedures, have been cancelled, local media reported. Quoting the Airport Authority-Hong Kong (AA), RTHK reported this afternoon that the airport authority suspended the remaining outbound flights today after anti-government protesters occupied parts of the airport starting at 1 p.m. today. The AA said it had established an emergency response center and urged affected passengers to check for updates through its website (https://www.hongkongairp...

August 12, 2019
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aaa  The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued the ‘Very Hot Weather Warning’ this morning, adding that the risk of a heatstroke was high today. This is the eight consecutive day that the HKO had issued a “Very Hot Weather Warning” and temperatures today are expected to reached a high of 32 degrees Celsius. The HKO urged members of the public who are engaged in outdoor work or activities to drink plenty of water and avoid over exertion. “If not feeling well, take a rest in the shade or cooler place as soon as possible,” t...

August 12, 2019
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aaaThe Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has recorded a gradual increase in pollution levels since this morning (August 8). According to the EPD, the AQHI (Air Quality Health Index) at some general and roadside air quality monitoring stations reached "Serious" levels and the AQHI may also remain higher than normal tomorrow (August 9). Under the influence of the Tropical Cyclone Lekima, the weather in Hong Kong today was fine, very hot, but hazy. Hong Kong is being affected by an air mass with "higher background pollutant concentra...

August 8, 2019
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aaaA 31-year-old Filipino domestic worker reportedly jumped to her death yesterday afternoon in Lai Chi Kok, local media reported. The woman fell from their apartnment building in an apparent suicide at the Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Lai Chi Kok at around 1:08 pm, the Oriental Daily reported. Some workers at the scene saw the incident and reported it to the authorities. An ambulance arrived but the the helper was later confirmed dead. Investigators said the domestic worker had been working in Mei Foo for some time. In May, a 35-year-old Filipi...

July 16, 2019
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aaa    Hong Kong authorities have recovered 1,4000 Philippine passports from an illegal money lending firm, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) said. This is, so far, the biggest haul of Philippine passports that were illegally used as collateral for loans. “Pawning passports is a violation of the Philippine Passport Act. In fact, a Philippine passport reportedly held as guarantee or collateral for loans or debts is automatically cancelled upon notice by the passport holder that the said document was lost,” Consul Gene...

July 4, 2019
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PCG ADVISORY: In view of the ongoing protest movements today at Admiralty and the surrounding areas of the Central Government Offices, the Filipino public in Hong Kong is advised to stay away from the demonstration areas and refrain from venturing to Admiralty and Wan Chai to avoid inconvenience and any untoward incident. According to authorities, MTR operations at Admiralty and Wan Chai are currently suspended.

July 1, 2019
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PCG ADVISORY: In view of the ongoing protest movements today at Admiralty and the surrounding areas of the Central Government Offices, the Filipino public in Hong Kong is advised to stay away from the demonstration areas and refrain from venturing to Admiralty and Wan Chai to avoid inconvenience and any untoward incident. The Consulate continues to monitor the situation and will provide advisories as appropriate.

June 21, 2019
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aaaPCG ADVISORY: A massive protest is reportedly scheduled this Sunday, 16 June 2019, in front of the central government offices in Admiralty and in Tamar Park, which are very near United Centre where the Philippine Consulate General is located. The Consulate advises Filipinos, unless necessary, to avoid going near the demonstration areas for their own safety and to avoid inconvenience such as possible suspension of regular transport services. The Consulate will remain open this Sunday to render consular services to those who urgently need ...

June 14, 2019
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aaaPCG ADVISORY: In view of the on-going mass protests in Hong Kong, the Philippine Consulate General advises our Filipino nationals in Hong Kong to keep away from demonstration areas which are generally concentrated outside the government central offices, particularly the Legislative Complex, in Admiralty and in Tamar Park. Should our nationals find themselves among the crowds of protesters, they should exercise extreme caution and vigilance in order to keep themselves safe from any isolated act of violence that might occur. The Consulat...

June 12, 2019
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aaaHong Kong residents, including foreign domestic helpers, born in 1966 or 1967 can now apply for their new smart identity card until late July, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said. The ImmD on June 3 started upgrading the HKIDs of Hong Kong residents born from 1966 or 1967 and they can apply until July 26. Applicants can personally apply at the different Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres (SIDCC), which will be open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 8am to 10pm (except public holidays). The territory-wide Identity Card Replacement...

June 6, 2019
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