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  The new HK$1,000 bills will go into circulation starting today (December 12), according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). The HKMA said the three note-issuing banks (NIBs)---Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited---will start is...

December 12, 2018
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Temperatures in Hong Kong dropped to as low as 5.7 degrees in some areas of the city this morning (December 12), according to data from the Hong Kong Observatory. The Observatory said the lowest air temperature was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius in Tai Mo Shan while it dipped to 6.4 in Ngong Ping, and 6.9 degrees at Tate's Cairn. In Sheung S...

December 12, 2018
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Two people were reported dead while 12 others  were injured after a school bus plowed through them earlier this afternoon in North Point. Initial reports said the incident happened at around 1 p.m. at the junction of King's Road and Cheung Hong Street and left two dead and 12 injured (and not 14 as initially reported), according to local media....

December 10, 2018
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Members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Cebu City chapter provided free legal advice to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) here in Hong Kong, many of whom complained of marital problems. Lawyers Jose Glenn Capanas, the chapter president, and Mark Anthony Gaviola answered questions from distressed OFWs during the “Idulog Mo kay A...

December 10, 2018
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AN Indonesian domestic worker was fined for illegally selling food and drinks at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Deputy Magistrate Peter Yu Chun Cheung ordered Atul to pay $400 after she pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal hawking at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on November 14. The Indonesian, who had been in HK for four years, said s...

December 6, 2018
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  It will be cold this coming weekend for Hong Kong with temperatures expected to go down to as low as 12 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) said. The HKO said the temperature would range from 12 to 15 degrees Celsius on Sunday, when majority of foreign domestic workers have their day off. "Cloudy with a few ra...

December 5, 2018
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  AROUND 1,400 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong availed of the free medical check-ups at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Wan Chai and many of them were surprised to discover that they had high blood pressure. Assistant Labor Attache Angelica Sunga said that a total of 1,384 OFWs availed of the free blood press...

December 5, 2018
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  A 59-year-old Filipino domestic worker was fined $1,200 after she was caught stealing from a popular clothing store in Causeway Bay. Mercedes C.O., who has had only two employers in her 31 years here in HK, admitted to stealing one pair of blue jeans and black jacket from the Uniqlo branch on the ground floor of Lee Theatre Plaza along...

December 4, 2018
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This domestic worker is now a haciendera. Rosemadelyn Dela Marquez used to work as a domestic worker “with no education” in the Philippines but that all changed when she joined a financial literacy program. Thanks to the financial lessons she learned from CARD MRI and the loans she took out from its affiliate bank, Dela Marquez...

December 4, 2018
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A 48-year-old Filipino seaman admitted at the High Court that he smuggled into Hong Kong more than HK$1.6 million (P10.7 million) worth of cocaine on his ship from Taiwan. The defendant, with initials C.B.P., pleaded guilty to the charge of trafficking in dangerous drugs after he brought into the city 1.333 kilos of cocaine in June 2017. “G...

December 3, 2018
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