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A Filipino domestic worker was sentenced to prison yesterday (March 18) after she admitted to stealing and pawning her employer’s two gold rings in Mid-Levels. Eastern Principal Magistrate Peter Law sent Johara T.N. to a month in jail after she pleaded guilty to two counts of theft. “Umaamin po,” said the 32-year-old domestic worker. ...

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A Filipino domestic worker from Nueva Vizcaya died earlier this month at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after falling ill, a Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) official said. The official, who asked not to be identified, said the worker Susie B. Olid, 56, died on March 9 due to kidney failure. “She was hospitalized for a long time and wa...

March 18, 2019
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  A judge in Kwun Tong this afternoon (March 15) acquitted the Filipino domestic helper who was accused of stealing $40 from her colleague in Sai Kung. Kwun Tong Deputy Magistrate Philip Chan Chi-fai cleared defendant Imelda B. of the charge of theft after the prosecution failed to prove her guilt beyond reasonable doubt. “In this c...

March 15, 2019
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A judge in Sai Wan Ho fined seven Filipinos yesterday (March 12) after they were arrested in an illegal gambling den in North Point. Eastern Presiding Magistrate Peter Law ordered the defendants---deliveryman Rolando R.L., 49; housewife Carolina L.F., 46; bar tender RJ M.R., 30; bar tender Roberto S.A., 42; Thelma G.A., 43; asylum seeker Liziel ...

March 13, 2019
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  A Filipino asylum seeker was fined $1,800 after she was found guilty of selling liquor without a license in a bar in Central. Eastern Deputy Magistrate Selma Masood ruled that the prosecution had proven that Gina C.L. violated Hong Kong Dutiable Commodities Ordinance when she sold two bottles of Blue Ice beer to undercover police offic...

March 12, 2019
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Saying it was “heart-wrenching” to watch on CCTV, a judge in Sai Wan Ho this afternoon (March 7) sentenced a Filipino domestic worker to four months in prison for assaulting her bed-ridden ward. Eastern Deputy Magistrate Selma Masood found defendant Ivy B.R., 39, guilty of common assault while dismissing the additional charge of indecent ass...

March 7, 2019
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  A Filipino domestic helper accused her colleague of stealing $40 from her jacket which she had left inside her employer’s flat in Sai Kung. Catherine C. testified at the Kwun Tong Magistrates Courts today (March 6) and accused her more senior colleague, Imelda B., of stealing two $20 bills out of the $141.5 that she had put inside th...

March 6, 2019
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    A Filipino domestic helper who allegedly received a package of illegal drugs insisted that she was innocent after the police filed a case against her in court. Analyn B.D. told Eastern Magistrate Cheng Lim-chi that she was going to challenge the drug trafficking charge against her when her case goes to trial. “Not guilty...

March 5, 2019
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  Two men died while 16 others were injured after a Citybus double-decker rammed into a truck that reportedly broke down on the highway in Yau Ma Tei this morning, the Hong Kong Police said. The police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei that left the drivers of the two vehicles, aged 54 and 59 dead, dead while 11 wo...

March 4, 2019
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Owtel Store is set to open its first shop in Taiwan - right in the heart of the island’s capital - to cater to the needs of the growing number of Filipinos working there. To be located at the bustling Zhongshan North Road in Zhongshan District in Taipei, the Owtel Store will be opened early this month. It will...

February 28, 2019
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