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A Filipina call center agent who was caught at the Hong Kong International Airport in 2016 with an estimated $690,000-worth of cocaine  was sentenced to 18 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to  a drug trafficking charge. In sentencing A. R. S. Cruz on June 6, Court of First Instance Justice Albert Wong reduced the sentence to 12...

June 23, 2017
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SHE stole $100 from her employer because she never received any financial help from her. A Filipino domestic helper on Jun. 8 pleaded guilty to stealing the money from her employer on Apr. 26, 2017. The duty lawyer of M. Monge, a 33-year-old mother of two, told Eastern Courts Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai that when the defendant started ...

June 22, 2017
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A 69-year-old former domestic worker has surrendered to the Immigration Department after overstaying in Hong Kong for more than six years now. An apparently ailing T. Sabino pleaded guilty to breach of condition of stay before the Shatin Magistracy Courts on June 7. She had been overstaying in the city since her visa expired in February...

June 21, 2017
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A Filipino domestic helper has offered to assist in the prosecution of her former employer who made her work at a shop in Central. The duty lawyer of G.R. told Shatin Courts Deputy Magistrate Lam Tsz-kan the defendant was cooperating with the Immigration Department for the possible filing of the case against her Chinese employer L.P. ...

June 20, 2017
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A Filipino seafarer was caught with smuggling 2.7 kilos of cocaine into Hong Kong on June 1. Vice Consul Alex Vallespin told Hong Kong News the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department apprehended the Filipino, who was described to be in his late 40s, after the Filipino delivered the drugs to two Colombian nationals. “The seafarer’s...

June 19, 2017
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THE Hong Kong Immigration Department has committed to investigate complaints against employers who bring their Filipino helpers out of Hong Kong and forcing them to work. Officials of the Philippine Consulate and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office requested the HKID to comment “on the practice of some employers who regularly bring th...

June 16, 2017
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A 58-year-old Filipino domestic worker and the 85-year-old mother of his employer were identified as the two fatalities in a traffic accident on Thursday morning in To Kwa Wan, an official of the Philippine Consulate General confirmed. Assistance to Nationals officer Danilo Baldon told Hong Kong News the employer of Rodolfo Villaruel was trying ...

June 16, 2017
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A 58-year-old Filipino domestic worker and the mother of his employer were identified as the two fatalities in a traffic accident on Thursday morning in To Kwa Wan, an official of the Philippine Consulate General confirmed. Assistance to Nationals officer Danilo Baldon told Hong Kong News the employer of R.V. was trying to get in touch with the ...

June 15, 2017
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CONSUL-General Bernardita Catalla has been confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments as ambassador extraordinaire and plenipotentiary to the Lebanese Republic. Catalla told Hong Kong News she might leave her Hong Kong post in the third quarter of the year. She said it took more than an hour of questioning before she got the ...

June 12, 2017
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LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello III is receptive to the proposal to transfer the Philippine Overseas Labor Office from the Admiralty Centre to Lippo Centre. “He’s favorable [to the proposal] because it’s cheaper and more convenient. He’s receptive to the idea,” said Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre in an interview with Hong Kong ...

June 9, 2017
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