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Hong Kong Customs authorities arrested two women who tricked around eight Filipina domestic workers into paying them as much as $180,000 with a promise that their relatives and friends will be given jobs in the special administrative region and also in Macau. Superintendent Suzette Ip said on March 17 that the two saleswomen presented themselves...

March 18, 2020
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The government has lifted the 72-hour deadline for outbound travelers, allowing all those departing from international airports to leave anytime from Luzon within the almost month-long community enhanced quarantine. Filipino tourists will still not be allowed to go, however. But all overseas Filipino workers, permanent resident visa holders a...

March 17, 2020
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The Centre for Health Protection is asking those who took Hong Kong Airlines flight HX782 from Manila to Hong Kong on March 11 to contact them immediately after a man on the flight tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The CHP said on March 15 that they are looking for the other passengers of the flight after a 38-year-ol...

March 16, 2020
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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who will be coming home to the Philippines - but do not reside in Metro Manila - are advised to take flights through Clark and other airports instead in order for them not to be affected by a month-long community quarantine which is set to be implemented starting March 15. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in...

March 13, 2020
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A Filipina reportedly attempted to commit suicide in Sha Tin on March 5 but was stopped by the police, authorities told Hong Kong News. A 44-year-old Filipina climbed out of a window of the 5th floor of the Prince of Wales Hospital early this morning. “At 5:33 am, there was a report made by the staff of the Prince of Wales hospit...

March 5, 2020
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Foreign domestic helpers opt to still stay and work in Hong Kong amid the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), a survey conducted by a recruitment online platform showed. A survey conducted in early February by HelperChoice, an online hub which connects foreign domestic helpers with recruiters, showed that over 90 percent of the 921 foreign do...

March 4, 2020
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The Immigration Department has started to accept applications for Smart identity cards this week in line with the gradual resumption of public services in the special administrative region. The Smart ID application has been halted for a while since late January after the government imposed a special work arrangement where civil servants were ord...

March 4, 2020
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A Filipina was duped into paying $7,900 to an online seller of face masks who promised - but failed - to ship the said valued items from overseas. Face masks have been a much-sought after commodity in Hong Kong as people wore them as a means to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has infected at least 92 peopl...

February 28, 2020
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Hong Kong employers have been asked to consider changing the rest day of foreign domestic workers from Sunday to any day between Monday and Saturday to reduce gatherings in public. In a report by HK01.com, the convener of the Hong Kong FDH Employer Concern Group, Xu Xiaotong, said that employers could change the rest day of their foreign domesti...

February 27, 2020
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The Hong Kong Health Department said that only one Filipino remains in quarantine, as two other Filipinos have been released on Feb.25 after they remained healthy and showed no symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after 14 days in isolation. The remaining Filipino is also asymptomatic and is expected to also be released on Feb.28, the He...

February 25, 2020