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Fewer Filipinos are applying to become domestic workers in Hong Kong due to the anti-government protests in the city, according to recruitment industry leader in Manila. Alfredo Palmiery, president of Sharp (Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines), said the demand for Filipino domestic helpers and their deployment to HK re...

December 6, 2019
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  The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued a “cold weather warning” this morning as the weather is expected to remain cold in the next few days. The HKO said that the temperature will range from a minimum of 12 degrees Celsius to a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius. The mercury dipped to 14.4 degrees Celsius. “The cold weather warning...

December 5, 2019
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Temperatures in Hong Kong are expected to go down further to 12 °C on Sunday (Dec. 8), according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said that it will be fine and dry on Sunday with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 18°C. Temperatures today (Dec. 4) will range from 14°C to 21°C. Tomorrow, it will be from 12°C to 17°C. “There ...

December 4, 2019
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has confirmed that a foreign domestic helper tested positive for measles after she traveled to the Philippines. The CHP said the 38-year-old woman developed fever on Nov. 19 and rash the following day. She was admitted at the Queen Mary Hospital at Pok Fu Lam on Nov.22. She went to the Philippines during...

December 3, 2019
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    A Filipino domestic worker died on Saturday (Nov. 30) after she hanged herself inside her employer’s flat in Kowloon, the police said. A spokeswoman from the Police Public Relations Bureau (PPRB) said the 45-year-old worker, surnamed Jamer, was certified dead when she was brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kowloon o...

December 2, 2019
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  He had prepared to celebrate his child’s birthday. A 48-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died on Saturday (Nov. 23) after he drowned while sailing with his employer in Victoria Harbour. A spokesman from the Police Public Relations Bureau said the Filipino fell from a “sail boat” in Victoria Harbour about a kilometre off...

November 27, 2019
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Winter is coming early. Temperatures in Hong Kong are expected to go down to 13 degrees Celsius on Tuesday next week, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said that it will be fine and dry next Tuesday (Dec. 3) with temperatures ranging from 13 degrees to 19 degrees Celcius. Temperatures this week will range from 17 degrees t...

November 25, 2019
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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