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A total of 40 employers in Hong Kong were convicted of abusing and exploiting their foreign domestic workers since last year, according to a US State Department report. The 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, covering the period from April 2018 to March 2019, said the HK government reported that 11 employers were convicted of physically or...

August 21, 2019
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President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen the current labor attache in Taichung as the next head of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) here in HK, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. Bello said  the President chose Labor Attache Fidel Macauyag as the replacement of former Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre. The labor chief said Macauy...

August 20, 2019
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  MANILA---Philippine Airlines (PAL) resumed its flights to and from Hong Kong today (Aug. 13) after the flight cancellations yesterday due to the mass protests at the HK international airport. PAL Spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the following flights resumed operating today: PR 300 MANILA - HONG KONG PR 301 HONG KONG - MANILA ...

August 13, 2019
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All flights leaving Hong Kong International Airport, except those that have completed boarding procedures, have been cancelled, local media reported. Quoting the Airport Authority-Hong Kong (AA), RTHK reported this afternoon that the airport authority suspended the remaining outbound flights today after anti-government protesters occupied parts ...

August 12, 2019
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  The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued the ‘Very Hot Weather Warning’ this morning, adding that the risk of a heatstroke was high today. This is the eight consecutive day that the HKO had issued a “Very Hot Weather Warning” and temperatures today are expected to reached a high of 32 degrees Celsius. The HKO urged members of ...

August 12, 2019
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The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has recorded a gradual increase in pollution levels since this morning (August 8). According to the EPD, the AQHI (Air Quality Health Index) at some general and roadside air quality monitoring stations reached "Serious" levels and the AQHI may also remain higher than normal tomorrow (August 9). Un...

August 8, 2019
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  MANILA---There is still no need to impose a temporary deployment ban for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) going to Hong Kong because doing so would only harm Philippine relations with the HK government, a recruitment industry consultant said yesterday (August 7). Emmanuel Geslani said the estimated 250,000 overseas Filipono workers in ...

August 8, 2019
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A 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was arrested during anti-government protests on Saturday in Mong Kok was charged yesterday afternoon with being part of an unlawful assembly. Jethro Pioquinto, a Hong Kong Disneyland dancer, appeared before Kowloon City Magistrate Raymond Kwok and was allowed to post bail for $2,000 (P13,000) as h...

August 6, 2019
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A week after a Filipino woman jumped to her death in Lai Chi Kok, another Filipino domestic worker died in the same district on Monday (July 22) in an apparent suicide. A police spokesman said the helper, with initials J.T. and from Candelaria, Quezon, died on the spot at No. 1 Po Lun Street in Lai Chi Kok after apparently jumping from her emplo...

July 25, 2019
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  Leaders of migrant workers this morning formally asked the Labour Department (LD) to increase the minimum wage of foreign domestic workers to nearly $6,000. Leaders of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong-Migrante, the Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body, the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions, and ot...

July 24, 2019
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