Posts by Peter C. Castillo

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aaa  THE High Court has dismissed a petition of a foreign domestic worker who wanted to remain in Hong Kong because her husband allegedly threatened to kill her after discovering she had illicit affairs with an Indian and a Pakistani here in Hong Kong. Deputy High Court Judge Josiah Lam dismissed the petition of 33-year-old Gennelyn D.D. who wanted the court to review the Torture Claims Appeals Board decision denying her asylum bid. “The applicant’s complaints are not reasonably arguable. She has no realistic prospect of success ...

May 20, 2019
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aaa  HALF of Hongkongers with hypertension are unaware of their ailment, according to the HK Department of Health (DH). In support of World Hypertension Day, which is held on May 17 every year, the DH urged the public to regularly monitor their blood pressure level and lead a healthy lifestyle to fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including hypertension. “According to the World Health Organization, one in five adults worldwide has raised blood pressure. Globally, it is a major public health challenge because of its hig...

May 20, 2019
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aaa      Marking International Museum Day, around 40 cultural institutions, including museums, in Hong Kong will offer free admission to the public this weekend, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) said. In a statement, the LCSD said HK will hold International Museum Day 2019 on May 18 and 19 (tomorrow and Sunday). “During this period, some 40 cultural institutions including museums and cultural venues under the LCSD as well as other local cultural institutions will offer free admission to the public...

May 17, 2019
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aaa  Another overseas Filipino worker admitted to stealing several items from a popular clothing store in Causeway Bay. Domestic worker Lulu A. P. yesterday (April 16) pleaded guilty to one charge of theft before Eastern Principal Magistrate Peter Law. “Opo, inaaamin ko po,” Lulu told the court. Judge Law sentenced her to three days in prison but suspended this for one year. This means she won’t go to prison if she does not commit any offense in the next 12 months. “Otherwise, you will have to go to prison. So, keep awa...

April 17, 2019
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A 40-year-old Filipino woman was killed last night (April 10) during a fight with man who identified himself as her husband in Kowloon City. An officer of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) said the victim had the initials A.C. A consulate official asked that her identity be withheld until her family in the Philippines is formally informed of her death. The PCG is also trying to confirm reports that she was a former domestic helper. “Naghihintay din kami ng update sa pulis para makakuha ng cont...

April 11, 2019
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aaa      The police arrested 22 Filipinos---two men and 20 women---when they recently raided two bars that allegedly had no license in Central. A police spokesperson said members of the Regional Anti-Triad Unit and the Regional Special Deputy Squads mounted an operation, codenamed “Levington", and arrested 23 men and 21 women, aged from 20 to 63, on March 9. "Of the 44 arrested, 22 were Filipinos, including two man and 20 women," the spokesperson said. "One (Filipino) man was nabbed for selling liquor in an unlic...

March 29, 2019
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aaa  A 43-year-old Filipino bartender admitted this morning (March 27) that he was caught peeping twice inside a female toilet in Hong Kong. Defendant Eduardo P. pleaded guilty to two charges of “loitering causing concern” at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment for each charge. “You have two charges that happened on different dates and are totally unrelated incidents. So, the sentence for charge one and charge two to be served consecutively so your total sentence is six...

March 27, 2019
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aaaOverseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong should be wary of online posts asking for donations, a Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official said today (March 26). The official, who asked for anonymity, issued the warning after a Facebook post reporting that a Filipino domestic worker had died went viral. The post identified an account where donations could be deposited. “Nakausap ko mismo yung binabanggit dun sa post at buhay pa siya. So, walang katotohanan yan,” the PCG official said. “Nakausap ko yung tao pati yung employer niya,...

March 26, 2019
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aaa  A total of 90 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in January, up by 32 percent when compared to the 68 cases reported during the same month in 2018, a party-list group said. The Department of Health in Manila also said that the total number of OFWs who had HIV/AIDS increased by 910 cases for the whole year of 2018. The new cases involved OFWs who worked abroad on land or at sea in the last five years, the DOH said. “The January cases brought to 6,345 the cumulative num...

March 26, 2019
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aaaMARKING International Women’s Day, members of the the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB-IMA) urged Hong Kong to give migrant domestic workers (MDWs) a “living wage” and 11 hours of uninterrupted rest. The migrant rights group also urged the Hong Kong government to increase the minimum allowable wage to HK$5,500 from the current HK$ 4,520 and a $2,500 monthly allowance from the current $1,075. The AMCB held a picket at the Central Government Offices (CGO) in Admiralty on March 8 and submitted their petition to a government re...

March 25, 2019
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