Posts by Lena Largoza

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aaa    HE was crying in the dock, while his pregnant girlfriend was crying in the gallery of the court where he was sentenced for getting involved in money laundering. Twenty-two-year-old FD on Jan. 9 was sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of an indictable offense. Eastern Court Magistrate Cheng Limchi, however, reduced FD's sentence to eight months in prison owing to his guilty plea, and then further reduced it to six months, noting the exte...

February 23, 2018
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aaaPHILIPPINE Foreign Affairs Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano said he was open to the proposal to print Philippine passports in Hong Kong instead of having them printed in Manila and sent to post via courier. "We have a technical working group now in Congress and they have visited other countries that have done so. Ayaw lang namin ma-interrupt iyong 15,000 to 20,000 passport applications every day," Cayetano told Hong Kong News recently. He added that they were looking for ways to retain the security features of Philippine passports if they would...

February 22, 2018
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aaaFINALLY! The Hong Kong government has enacted into law a measure that imposed stiffer fines and jail terms against employment agencies and their officials who charge excessive fees on hapless migrants looking for domestic worker jobs in the city. The law amended Part XII of the Employment Ordinance (EO) (Cap 57) and raised the maximum penalty for the offenses of overcharging job-seekers and unlicensed operation of EAs. Hong Kong labor rules allow agencies to collect fees equivalent to 10 percent of the worker's first monthly wage. The ...

February 21, 2018
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