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    Don’t forget to bring an umbrella with you if you plan on going out tomorrow as Hong Kong will continue to have rainy weather until early Monday.   The Hong Kong Observatory said the weather tomorrow (July 15) will be cloudy with showers and a few squally thunderstorms.   “Showers will be heavy at time...

July 14, 2018
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FILIPINO domestic workers should not be made to clean the rooftops of their employer's apartment, according to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). A POLO official, who asked not to be identified, said they had blacklisted several Hong Kong employers for forcing their Filipino domestic workers to clean their rooftops. "That's illegal....

July 13, 2018
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Pictures of a foreign domestic helper (FDH) precariously cleaning a window from the outside and more than 20 floors above ground in Quarry Bay went viral online this morning. The pictures were taken in Kornhill Gardens, Quarry Bay, this morning. The FDH's flat is "either on the 23rd or the 24th floor," said a Filipina domestic worker who took th...

July 6, 2018
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SOME of them arrived on wheelchairs while others were on crutches, but physical disability did not stop the PADS (Philippine Accessibility Disability Services Inc.) Adaptive Dragon Boat Racing Team from Cebu from winning again at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival on June 24. For the second straight year, PADS won the gold medal at the carnival...

July 5, 2018
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Two local employers were sent to prison after they hired illegal workers from Vietnam and Bangladesh, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said yesterday (July 3). In a statement, the ImmD said the Shatin Magistrates' Courts sentenced the employers, both HK residents, to three months' and to six weeks' imprisonment. "(They) were charged...for be...

July 4, 2018
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The Hong Kong Police arrested a foreign domestic worker in Tai Hang after she allegedly stole and then pawned her employers' Rolex watch and other belongings worth $67,000. Investigators charged Emily M.P., 31, with theft before the Eastern Magistrates Courts in Sai Wan Ho yesterday (July 3). The Filipino woman allegedly stole a pair of diamo...

July 4, 2018
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THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has scheduled the next Special Professional Licensure Examination (SPLE) for Professional Teachers here in Hong Kong on September 30 as the number applicants nearly doubled compared to last year. Gloria S. Varquez, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) officer in charge of exam applications, sai...

July 4, 2018
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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has suspended an HK employment agency after a domestic worker complained that her employer did not pay for her luggage when she went to the Philippines. A source at the POLO said that they were being strict after receiving many complaints from Filipino domestic workers that employers were not paying fo...

July 3, 2018
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Members of the Hong Kong police's anti-terrorism unit arrested a 44-year-old woman who shot four of her elderly relatives in Quarry Bay Park this afternoon due to a squabble over inheritance. Chief Insp. Hui Hong-kit, of the Regional Crime Unit-HK Island, said the police believe that "family conflict" led the suspect, who reportedly worked as a ...

June 26, 2018
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