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A Filipino domestic worker was formally charged this morning with taking away a gold ring from a jewelry store in Shatin without paying for it. Roselyn T.G. was charged with one count of theft before Shatin Magistrate Colin Wong Sze-cheung. She pleaded not guilty. The Filipina said she had to go out of the jewelry shop and forgot to pay for t...

May 24, 2018
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (May 24) reminded the public to take the necessary measures against heat stroke and sunburn after the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued the "very hot weather" warning this morning. "The public should carry and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration while engagin...

May 24, 2018
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The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (May 18) released the latest list of Hong Kong beaches that had "good" or "poor" water quality. In a statement, the EPD said it tested the water quality of 37 gazetted beaches and one non-gazetted beach (Discovery Bay) that are open for swimming to the public. Twenty beaches were rated as ...

May 18, 2018
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THE Philippine Consulate General (PCG) has formally asked the Hong Kong Police to investigate a store in North Point after it folded up without delivering the cellular phones purchased by Filipino domestic workers. Consul Paul Saret, PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section chief, said they sought the help of the police after several overseas Filipin...

May 17, 2018
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IT'S her chance to turn a new leaf. A Filipino mother of nine children but hooked into illegal drugs got another chance in life after a judge in Sai Wan Ho approved a probation report that allowed her to avoid getting imprisoned. The defendant, with initials E.D.V., was charged with "ill-treatment or neglect by those in charge of child or you...

May 14, 2018
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THE Philippine Consulate General (PCG) has given the green light to the deployment of Labor Attache (Labatt) Leonida V. Romulo to Hong Kong as the replacement of former Labatt Jalilo Dela Torre. The PCG gave its "clearance" for the accreditation of Romulo, who once served as assistant labor attache (ALA) to Hong Kong, on May 6. The clearance w...

May 11, 2018
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Netizens scored an employer who put up a Facebook page--titled "The World’s Worst Domestic Helper” in Chinese--to complain about her Filipino domestic worker. Facebook users criticized in particular the employer's posting online of the Filipina’s pictures, passport details, and also videos of the helper while she was working and allegedly ...

May 10, 2018
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The police arrested five Filipino tourists after they were caught trying to steal the wallet of a South Korean tourist in Admiralty. The suspects---Z.S. Aviles, R.D. Linambos, A. C. Gerodias, M. M. Camacho, and D.N. Tagalo---were arrested at the Admiralty MTR (Mass Transit Railway) station on the morning of April 24. They allegedly surrounded...

May 7, 2018
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    The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) today warned the public against the "high" risk of heatstroke as it issued a "Very Hot Weather Warning" around lunchtime. The HKO said the very hot weather may cause adverse health effects with the temperature going up to 34 degrees Celcius in Ta Kwu Ling, and 32 degrees in Tuen Mun, Tseung...

May 3, 2018
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