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MANILA---A total of 88 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in February, up 22 percent from the same month in 2018, a party- list group said. ACTS-OFW party-list group said the February cases brought to 6,433 the total number of OFWs found living with HIV since the Philippine government star...

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  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. wh...

May 20, 2019
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  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 (NCD...

May 20, 2019
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      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 Su...

May 17, 2019
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More than 320 Filipinos trooped to the Bayanihan Centre in Kennedy Towan today (April 13)to cast their vote fpr the 2019 midterm elections, Consul General Antonio Morales said.

Morales said the total number of voters who had cast their votes since April 13 had exceeded 5,000 or 5.78 percent of the 87,411 registered vo...

April 19, 2019
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  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 da...

April 17, 2019
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  Two vote-counting machines (VCMs) malfunctioned yesterday (April 15) at the Bayanihan Centre as Filipinos continued to cast their votes for the midterm elections, a consular official said.. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance to Nationals Section, said voting went “smoothly” on Monday although two...

April 16, 2019
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  The number of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong who complained that they were made to work for more than 16 hours a day increased by nine percent from last year, according to a migrant rights group. The Mission For Migrant Workers (MFMW) said that the number of FDHs who sought its help to complain about working for more than 16 hou...

April 15, 2019
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  MEMBERS of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) should be given back their money “plus interest” once they “retire” from being an overseas Filipino worker, a senatorial candidate said. Former House Deputy Speaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tanada III said OWWA members should get back all their contributions if they retire...

April 9, 2019
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AN overseas Filipino worker was sentenced to six weeks in prison after she was caught working illegally in the food shop of her employer’s family in Sham Shui Po. Deputy Sha Tin Magistrate Cheng Yukit on March 19 sentenced Racquel V.S., a domestic worker, to a month and a half in prison after she admitted to working at the shop because her fem...

April 9, 2019
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