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TIME to bring out your thick jackets. The Observatory has forecast colder weather in the next few days. "The intense winter monsoon asssociated with a cold front will affect the coastal areas of Guangdong today. It will become significantly cooler over the region," the Obervatory said. Temperatures will range from a low of 11 degrees Celsi...

December 16, 2017
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YOU have been warned. Hong Kong Police on Thursday said they will conduct a five-day territory-wide pedestrian road safety operation from Dec. 8-Dec. 12. In a statement, police said the effort seeks to reduce traffic accidents involving pedestrians, in particular senior citizens and youngsters. "During the operation, the Police will enhan...

December 9, 2017
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OVER 29,000 Filipino voters in Hong Kong have been deactivated by the Commission on Elections. "Mainam na kapag nagpunta sila dito sa Philippine Consulate, i-check nila kung active pa sila para makaboto sa 2019," said Election Officer Jethro dela Cruz. In October 2016, the consulate received a list of the 29,095 registered voters in Hong Kong...

December 8, 2017
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THE High Court rejected an appeal filed by a Filipino woman who sought to stay in Hong Kong after having an extramarital affair here and giving birth to a son for fear that her husband in the Philippines would harm her and the child. In a decision, High Court Judge Queeny Au-Yeung said the grounds cited by MAM to seek a  review of the decision ...

December 7, 2017
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A former domestic helper has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to overstaying in Hong Kong and using an Hong Kong ID card that was not hers. Acting Principal Magistrate So Wai-tak of the West Kowloon Courts on Oct. 18 sentenced A.D. Matibag to a total of 16 months in prison  following her plea to the two charges and ta...

December 6, 2017
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A Filipina bank executive who recently toured Hong Kong was fined $1,000 after she was found to have a stun gun in her purse. C.M.J. Herrero on Oct. 18 pleaded guilty to the charge of bringing the weapon into Hong Kong. The court heard that on Oct. 17, an x-ray check on Herrero's bag at the Terminal 1 of the Hong Kong International Airport re...

December 5, 2017
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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte talked with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in Vietnam on how to improve the welfare of overseas Filipino workers in the former Crown colony, Malacanang said. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President and the head of the Hong Kong Administrative Region (HKSAR) had a brief “pull aside” meeting o...

December 4, 2017
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THE only Filipina tourist acquitted among the four who were tried for bringing into Hong Kong an estimated  $2.564-million worth of cocaine in 2015 was released from prisons. The 37-year-old mother of four, Maricel T.,  told Hong Kong News her family in the Philippines had no idea she would be coming home soon. Maricel, along with the three...

December 1, 2017
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A 32-year-old Filipino domestic helper was sentenced to three months in prison after being found guilty of trying to steal cash from the bedroom of her employers. Magistrate Edward Wong Ching-yu of the West Kowloon Courts on Oct. 6 ordered A.D. Awitan to be jailed after trial. The prosecution alleged that about 10:30 a.m.,  on Aug. 13, Awita...

November 23, 2017
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ALTHOUGH she returned all the money she stole from her employer, she was still sent to prison as the offense constituted "breach of trust". Kowloon City Principal Magistrate Peter Law on Oct. 31 sentenced R.D. Bautista to 12 weeks in prison, but reduced it to eight weeks after the Filipina's guilty plea. Judge Law further discounted two weeks...

November 22, 2017
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