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A Filipino domestic helper accused of hurting her four-year-old ward in 2016 has been charged with nine other cases before the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts. On June 9, R.L.D. appeared in Court 1. Among other cases, she was charged with common assault. Her duty lawyer sought an adjournment of the cases to July 7, saying he asked the pol...

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A domestic helper who has been working in Hong Kong for 14 years now has been sentenced to nine weeks in prison after she was found guilty of performing odd jobs in a Filipino restaurant in Central. Another defendant, a Filipino male who also used to work as a domestic helper in Hong Kong, was acquitted of the same charge. Shatin Court...

June 26, 2017
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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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