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The Court of Appeal has dismissed the petition of a former foreign domestic worker who wanted to remain here because her husband in the Philippines allegedly threatened to kill her after discovering she had lovers while working here in Hong Kong. In a decision on Oct. 21, the appellate court  turned down the appeal of 34-year-old Gennelyn D. D....

November 20, 2019
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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) urged Filipino domestic workers to report employers who take advantage of the anti-government protests and do not allow their helpers to take a day off so that they can continue to work. Assistant Labor Attache Angelica M. Sunga urged helpers who are not allowed to go out on their day off because of pr...

November 19, 2019
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Winter is coming. Temperatures in Hong Kong are expected to go down to 18 degrees Celsius next week, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said that the weather will be cloudy beginning next Tuesday (Nov. 19) with temperatures ranging from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. Another strong northeast monsoon is expected to affect sout...

November 12, 2019
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  The grand prize in the next Mark Six Lottery draw is expected to reach $140 million (around P900 million) after no one won the jackpot on Saturday (Nov. 2). The six winning numbers on Saturday’s draw were 13, 15, 25, 30, 40, 46 and the extra number was 26 but the top winners got only the second prize or five winning numbers. They eac...

November 4, 2019
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  The Sha Tin Magistrates Courts earlier today (November 1) ordered an associate of an employment agency to pay a fine of $15,000 for overcharging a foreign domestic worker, the Labour Department (LD) said. In a statement, the LD said the tribunal also ordered the agency associate to refund the excessive placement fee of $5,548 to the do...

November 1, 2019
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  Hong Kong residents, including foreign domestic helpers, born in 1957, 1958, or 1959 should have their HK identity cards (HKIC) replaced starting later this month until mid-February, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said. The ImmD said those born during these years can have their HKICs replaced at the different Smart Identity Card Rep...

October 30, 2019
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A Filipino domestic worker in Discovery Bay was fined $4,000 for failing to pay for some grocery items at a supermarket. She said she forgot to pay partly because she was thinking of her boyfriend, who had lost his job. West Kowloon Deputy Magistrate Ng Mee-wah found Rica E.Q. guilty of theft on October 4 and ordered her to pay a fine of $4,0...

October 28, 2019
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  A 37-year-old former Filipino domestic helper was sentenced at the High Court this morning (October 25) to nearly eight years in prison for selling shabu and other illegal drugs in Yau Ma Tei. High Court Judge S.T. Poon convicted Josephine M.F. and sentenced her to seven years and 10 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to traffic...

October 25, 2019
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  A Hong Kong employer who allegedly sacked a Filipino domestic worker who had cancer and sent her out in the streets after midnight was accused of disability discrimination at the District Court. Rita Choy Chiu Yee was sued by Ma. Clara Temporosa, who filed the claim on Oct. 4 on behalf of her late friend, helper Joan Sarmiento Guting, ...

October 24, 2019
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  Manila---A taxi driver notorious for overcharging newly-arrived overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) was arrested yesterday (October 22) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport [NAIA] Terminal 3. Manila International Airport Authority [MIAA] general manager Ed Monreal identified the suspect as Friddie Mago, 49, driver of Jomea white taxi...

October 23, 2019