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A Filipino domestic helper on Sept. 18 pleaded not guilty to the charge of committing an act outraging public decency. A Kwun Tong court is set to try Nelson S.J. on Nov. 14-15 for allegedly taking a video of a woman who was on the escalator at the Megabox mall in Kowloon Bay in December 2016. The prosecution said they would be presenting a ...

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THE Bureau of Customs has suspended its requirement for overseas Filipino workers to submit a proof of purchase for items inside their balikbayan boxes sent to the Philippines. The bureau suspended two Customs orders – one requiring balikbayan box senders to submit a photocopy of their Philippine passport to avail of the government's tax exemp...

October 16, 2017
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THE Observatory on Sunday morning hoisted T8 or the No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal 8 as typhoon Khanun was estimated to move closer to Hong Kong. "This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the northeast quarter," the Observatory's latest bulletin said. The typhoon "is forecast to pass abo...

October 15, 2017
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THE Observatory issued the StrongWind Signal No.3 as tropical storm Khanun moved closer to Hong Kong.

"This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected," the Obsevatory said.

It added that at 8 p.m., the severe tropical storm was  estimated to be abo...

October 14, 2017
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THE Observatory has declared Signal No. 1 as it warned that Tropical Cyclone Khanun is estimated to move closer to Hong Kong tonight and tomorrow. "At noon, Severe Tropical Storm Khanun was estimated to be about 690 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong (near 17.4 degrees north 118.2 degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest at about 15 kilome...

October 14, 2017
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THREE Filipino tourists were jailed after pleading guilty to attempting to pick the bag of a Chinese woman at the Causeway Bay station a day after they arrived in Hong Kong. Deputy District Judge Ada Yim on Aug. 28, sentenced C.D. Talao and S.M.M. Niduaza to 16 months in prison each for theft. The other defendant, A.P. dela Cruz, who was also...

October 13, 2017
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Backed by 47 years of expertise in the pearl industry, Jacques Branellec – co-founder of Philippines-based pearl specialist Jewelmer – was instrumental in bringing about groundbreaking developments in South Sea pearl cultivation. In September, Branellec was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth annual JNA Awards during a ...

October 11, 2017
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THE Hong Kong Police Force has formally launched on Sept. 24 at the Central Police Station in Sheung Wan a series of training for Filipinos working in the city. Seeking to prevent domestic helpers from falling prey to crimes or breaking laws, enlist support to disseminate crime prevention messages to other Filipinos and to enhance mutual unders...

October 11, 2017
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THE employer and employment agent who were charged with conspiring to defraud the Immigration Department in connection with the case of a Filipino domestic helper who was made to work in China had blamed each other for the offense. S.W. Wong on Sept. 14 told a Kowloon City court that the papers submitted to the ImmD for her application to hire ...

October 9, 2017
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A mother of two boys was sent to jail after pleading guilty to overstaying for two years and four months in Hong Kong. The boys were seen playing outside Court 1 of the Shatin Magistracy, unaware that their mother was already sent to jail and the next time that they would see her, she would be in custody. Magistrate Winnie Lau Yee-wan on Sept...

October 6, 2017
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