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A militant migrants' group in Hong Kong has condemned the killing of a 17-year-old, son of an overseas Filipino worker, in an anti-drug operation on Wednesday in Caloocan City. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, Bayan Hongkong & Macau said the death of Kian Loyd delos Santos should lead OFWs who supported President Duterte to reflec...

22 hours ago
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A Filipino domestic helper who stole a diamond ring of her employer and replaced it with a fake one was jailed for four months. On Aug. 4, Kwun Tong Magistrate Raymund Chow Chi-wei sentenced M.A.S. Robles, 39, to six months in prison, but reduced it to four months after she pleaded guilty to the theft charge. Robles’ employer on July ...

23 hours ago
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A 35-year-old Filipino domestic helper denied in court that she had intentionally hurt her seven-year-old ward while giving him a bath. Julyn A., who is standing trial for allegedly hurting the son of her employer, on Aug. 1 testified at a West Kowloon court, saying the injury found on the boy’s buttock was caused by an accident. She...

August 17, 2017
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THE Philippine Consulate is assisting a 28-year-old Filipino domestic helper who filed a rape complaint at the Western Police Station against her Indian employer. Sources from the consulate told Hong Kong News they sought the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s help to extend the visa of the complainant. The source added the ImmD allow...

August 16, 2017
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A Filipino domestic helper who pleaded guilty to hitting a baby after being jolted from her sleep was jailed for six months. Eastern Courts Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai on July 18 said that although she accepted that C.B. Sotto’s act of hitting the baby was not pre-meditated, the offense was serious. The magistrate said the only...

August 9, 2017
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A 24-year-old Filipina, who was said to be working as a model, was found guilty of a charge relating to counterfeiting Hong Kong banknotes. District Court Deputy Judge Lily Wong Sze-lai on July 12 convicted S. J. Legaspi of possessing counterfeit materials which were found in 2015 in the bedroom she shared with her boyfriend in their home...

August 8, 2017
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A delegation of Hong Kong business leaders might visit the Philippines in November in search of investment options. “We’ll do some research on what industries they want to look into so that we can help them meet the right people. So yes, we’ll be welcoming them,” Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told Hong Kong News on the si...

August 4, 2017
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THE Social Welfare Office at the Philippine Consulate will be shut down temporarily starting July 31. Social Welfare Attache Elizabeth Lim-Dy told Hong Kong News she was recalled by her home office as she finished her tour of duty here in the city. “This is temporary kasi wala pa akong replacement. In the meantime, ang mga gamit namin...

August 3, 2017
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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office is eyeing areas in Wan Chai and Admiralty to be its new office. Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre told Hong Kong News they were considering offices offered to them in Wu Chung House and Sunlight Tower in Wan Chai as possible spaces for their new office. A fifth floor area in Lippo Centre was also bein...

August 2, 2017
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ANALIZA E.E., a Filipino domestic helper accused of stealing $500 from her employer, cried in court and hugged her cousin when she was acquitted by a Kowloon Courts judge. Deputy Magistrate Vennie Chiu Wai-yeeon July 18 ruled that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant stole the money from her employer....

August 1, 2017
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