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The Immigration Department (ImmD) plans to revise its fees for visas and other immigration documents and processes starting March 25 this year, a government spokesman said on Wednesday (January 16). He said the ImmD will revise fees for some services, including the issuing of visas/entry permits and travel documents, genetic tests, and the deliv...

January 18, 2019
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  A Filipino domestic employer and her male employer were charged with illegal employment after she was caught managing an illegal guesthouse in Causeway Bay. Pamela S. was charged with two counts of breach of condition of stay and another count of maintaining an unlicensed guesthouse at the Eastern Magistrates Courts in Sai Wan Ho. ...

January 17, 2019
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  With the Chinese New Year approaching, the Labour Department (LD) today (January 16) reminded employers and cleaning workers to stay alert and pay attention to safety when cleaning windows. "It is customary for families to conduct a thorough clean-up of their homes to get ready for the Chinese New Year. Many will either perform the cho...

January 16, 2019
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THREE call center agents from the Philippines landed in jail after their “free tour” of Hong Kong turned out to be a scam that police suspect might be linked to money laundering. The three Filipino suspects—Enrique V., Ryan S.I., and Maureen M.G.—were brought to Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Sai Wan Ho on January 7 for a mention hearing...

January 15, 2019
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  EVEN if mainland China opens its doors to Filipino domestic workers, Hong Kong would still remain their “best” destination, a Filipino recruitment industry leader said. Alfredo Palmiery, head of the Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines, said working in HK had its advantages. “What I see is that, once e...

January 14, 2019
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  MANILA-The Philippines is set to sign a bilateral agreement with Russia early this year for the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. In an interview, Bello said the bilateral labor agreement will most likely be for the deployment of Filipino skilled workers. “Most probably by Ma...

January 14, 2019
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  The Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday (January 9) passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to increase the number of Hong Kong statutory holidays from 12 to 17 days. The motion was initiated by LegCo member Poon Siu Ping, who wanted the government to declare September 3 as a statutory holiday as it marks the “Vict...

January 11, 2019
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The Immigration Department (Immd) is set to begin on January 21 the second phase of its territory-wide Hong Kong Identity Card replacement program. The Immd said those born in 1985 and 1986 should replace their HKIC from January 21 to March 30. Migrant workers, like overseas Filipino workers, are included in the program. "During the second ph...

January 10, 2019
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The Hong Kong government on Tuesday (January 8) approved the fare increase petitions of two bus companies. The government said the average fare increase for Citybus (CTB) and New World First Bus (NWFB) passengers will be 7 percent and 5.6 percent respectively. The fare hike will take effect on January 20. The last time the two companies incre...

January 10, 2019
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The number of fatalities due to the winter influenza in Hong Kong reached 16 as of yesterday (January 7), local media reported. Quoting the HK Centre for Health Protection, the Oriental Daily reported that there were 42 serious case of adult influenza and 16 of them had died since the New Year. Seven of the dead patients were aged 65 and abov...

January 8, 2019
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