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The 54-year-old Filipino domestic worker who was locked out of her employer’s flat in Kowloon Tong is now under the care of the Philippine Consulate General. Welfare Attache Virsie Tamayao said this afternoon that Lorna E.C., who is from Capiz, went to the consulate this lunchtime and had decided to finally leave her employer after the alleged...

October 21, 2019
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  The United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante HK) yesterday (October 17) slammed the imminent increase in mandatory PhilHealth premiums that could see Filipino domestic workers in HK paying more than P10,000 starting next year. Dolores Balladares-Pelaez, UNIFIL-Migrante-Hk chair, said the current political crisis in Hong Kong was ...

October 18, 2019
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A 37-year-old overseas Filipino worker died in Kowloon after she had a severe asthma attack while her employer was abroad. Welfare Attache Marivic Clarin said domestic worker Ivy B., who is from Bontoc, Mountain Province, was comatose from September 20 to 25 before she finally passed away. “Nakamamatay pala ang severe asthma. Nawawalan ng o...

October 17, 2019
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The police have arrested a 61-year-old Filipino woman in Wan Chai who was allegedly involved in a $731,000 (P4.8 million) money laundering scam. Shirina A.Q. was brought before Eastern Magistrates’ Courts Presiding Judge Bina Chainrai yesterday morning (October 16) after the police charged her “with dealing with property known or believed to...

October 17, 2019
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A Filipino domestic helper claimed before the High Court that another Filipino woman made her accept a drug parcel from Africa that contained shabu worth P2.2 million. Defendant Analyn D.L., who was charged with drug trafficking, testified before Court of First Instance Justice Susana D’Almada Remedios that her friend, a certain Adelaida, told...

October 16, 2019
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  The Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts yesterday (October 14) fined an associate of an employment agency licensee for overcharging a foreign domestic worker, the Labour Department (LD) said. In a press statement, the LD said the tribunal convicted the associate of the licensee of Best Ka Hei Employment Agency, which is in Kowloon City,...

October 15, 2019
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Philippine Consulate General (PCG) officials yesterday (October 13) reminded a group of Filipino hikers to avoid indecent acts in public after they were photographed baring their buttocks after climbing a mountain here in Hong Kong. Consul Paul Saret, PCG-Assistance to Nations Section chief, said the hikers who were photographed and their fellow...

October 14, 2019
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  A 39-year-old Filipino asylum seeker was sentenced to five years in prison after she admitted to trafficking shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and marijuana worth more than $12,000 in Yau Ma Tei. Deputy High Court Judge Amanda Woodcock sent Sharon V.B., a former domestic worker, to prison on September 13 after she pleaded guilty to...

October 8, 2019
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  Instead of going down, the number of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong has increased by nearly 3,000 amid the anti-government protests, according to latest data from the Immigration Department (ImmD). The number of Filipino helpers rose from 216,052 in June--when the protests began--to 216,375 in July; 217,961 in August; and 218,8...

October 3, 2019
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The Hong Kong government has increased the Minimum Allowable Wage (MAW) for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) by $110 starting tomorrow (September 28). In a statement, the government said the MAW will be increased by 2.4 per cent, from $4,520 to $4,630 per month and this will apply to all FDH contracts signed on or after tomorrow. “The Govern...

September 27, 2019