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A Filipina who was allegedly taken to the mainland and made to work there by the cousin of her Hong Kong resident employer testified in court in the prosecution of a criminal charge filed by the Immigration Department against the two women and an official of an employment agency. R. Ubaldo gave her testimony at a Kowloon City Courts on Jul...

July 31, 2017
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DESPITE a medical report saying she had no illness, a 69-year-old Filipina who had been overstaying in Hong Kong for more than six years escaped a jail term. On July 5, Shatin Deputy Magistrate Lam Tsz-kan sentenced T. Sabino to six months in prison, and reduced it to four months following her guilty plea. The sentence was also suspende...

July 28, 2017
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A new mom was sent to jail for eight months after pleading guilty to a drug case. Kowloon City Courts Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-han  on June 30 initially sentenced A.D. Bugayong to 12 months in prison, but reduced it to eight months after the defendant pleaded guilty. On June 16, Bugayong admitted to possessing 5.6 grams of shabu when s...

July 26, 2017
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The Philippine Consulate General has began  issuing travel documents with seven-month validity starting June, Vice Consul Alex Vallespin said. In an interview, Vallespin said these travel documents were given, among others, to those 242 Filipino domestic workers whose passports were seized by Hong Kong Police during a raid on a loan shark...

July 25, 2017
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HER employer had the receipts. C.Q. Rovero on July 4 pleaded guilty to five charges of theft at the Eastern Magistracy. The prosecution said that from May 16 to May 25 this year, the defendant would take money from her employer’s ATM card each time she would be told to go the supermarket to buy food and other items. However, instead o...

July 24, 2017
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SHE was exhausted and when the 18-month-old baby that she was taking care of had not gone to sleep, she hit the child. Filipino domestic worker C.B. Sotto on July 4 pleaded guilty to a charge of ill-treatment of a child she was taking care of at the Eastern Magistracy. "You are convicted on your own plea," said Principal Magistrate Bina Chain...

July 21, 2017
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A former domestic helper has been sentenced to two months and two weeks in prison after pleading guilty to five charges of common assault for hitting the four-year-old son of her employer. Eastern Courts Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai on Friday said the starting point for Rochelle L.D.'s sentence was four and half months for each of the five...

July 21, 2017
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FOUR suspected drug couriers  who claimed a parcel containing an estimated P25-million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) at DHL Pasay City were apprehended by the Customs’ Anti- Illegal Drugs group. NAIA customs district Collector Ed Macabeo identified the suspects as Isnairah Duranggun Pundato, Casan Osor Rainang,  Jamal Amina...

July 20, 2017
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A Hong Kong court has ordered the owner of the shuttered Emry’s Employment Agency to compensate three Filipino workers, including one from Macau, who paid for jobs in the UK, and Canada, which turned out to be non-existing. Principal Adjudicator Anthony Chow Siu-wo on July 3 ordered Ester Ylagan trading as Mike’s Secretarial Services ...

July 20, 2017
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A baggage loader who was working for more than three years at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was caught stealing valuable items from a newly arrived passenger. Security personnel of Aviation Operations and Managements, Inc (Avomsi) apprehended Roger Daniel who was found holding four rings, four earrings, two necklaces and a wristw...

July 19, 2017
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