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For foreign domestic helpers scheduled to replace their Hong Kong identity cards from July 28 to Sept. 22, here’s a reminder.
The Immigration Department has suspended services at the Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres from July 20 until further notice to lower the risk of sprea...

August 9, 2020
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Hong Kong law enforcers on Aug.7 slapped a Filipina with manslaughter charges, a crime which can put her behind bars for life if convicted. The charges were elevated from the initial allegation of concealing the birth of a newborn in Lantau South earlier this year.
The case is set to be mentioned at West ...

August 7, 2020
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A news broadcast in Hong Kong on Aug.3 showed a supposed group of foreign domestic workers not disposing their trash properly after having a group gathering at Little Hawaii Falls in Tseung Kwan O. The report drew mixed reactions from the Filipino community in Hong Kong, as some denounced the alleged display of reckless irresponsibility, while s...

August 4, 2020
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The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) denounced the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act in the Philippines, which Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on July 3, 2020. The law allows the warrantless arrest of up to 24 days and surveillance of those who engage in terrorism, which has been defined as "acts intended to ...

July 30, 2020
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Police told Hong Kong News on July 20 that a man charged with the reported rape of a Filipina early this month has faced the Eastern Magistrates' Court in San Wan Ho. "His case was mentioned at the Eastern Magistrates' Court on July 20," the police spokeswoman said. Mention hearings are conducted to see if the parties are ready to proceed with t...

July 21, 2020
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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) born in 1957 to 1961 have until July 27 to apply for new smart identity cards, while those born on 1962 or 1963 can apply for theirs starting July 28. The Hong Kong Immigration Department added that the application period for the latter will end on Sept. 22. OFWs should apply in person at Smart Identity Card...

July 17, 2020
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A Filipina domestic worker burdened with financial difficulties died by suicide on April 21, police told Hong Kong News. "The deceased is a 44-year-old woman. She is a Filipina domestic worker," the spokesman said on April 22. "Her boss, a 35-year-old woman, told the police she found her hanging inside the bathroom." The police spokesman sai...

April 22, 2020
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A Filipina domestic worker has been terminated while she was trying to complete the 14-day compulsory quarantine set by the Hong Kong government to curb the transmission of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Hong Kong News confirmed from authorities that the Filipina, Melissa (not her real name) was terminated at the last wee...

April 8, 2020