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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) is in critical condition after she had a stroke on Saturday (July 21). OFW Bernadett M. Natividad was brought to the Kwong Wah Hospital in Kowloon after suffering a severe hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by a rupture in a blood vessel in the brain. Posts about Natividad's health condition spread online a...

July 22, 2018
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the HK Department of Health has urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene and mosquito control after confirming 47 dengue cases, including nine "imported" from the Philippines. The CHP reminded the public to also maintain personal protective measures during travel abroad, noting that all ...

July 19, 2018
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A domestic worker caught selling fake Nike shoes outside a church in Central popular with Filipinos was able to avoid going to prison. Eastern Magistrates' Courts Principal Magistrate Peter Law this morning (July 19) sentenced Geraldine M.H. 36, to six weeks in prison after she pleaded guilty to possessing goods with a fake trade mark and intend...

July 19, 2018
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The Labour Department (LD) is inviting employers of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs), especially first-time employers, to attend a talk on employment rights and their obligations to FDHs. In a statement, the LD said it will hold the talk on August 31 at 7:30pm in the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. ...

July 18, 2018
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THE Hong Kong police were able to confirm that a Canon camera pawned allegedly by a Filipino domestic worker in Tai Hang belonged to her employer. Prosecutors told Eastern Magistrates' Courts Presiding Magistrate Peter Law that a Canon EOS 700D camera and one camera lens belonged to the employer of Emily M.P. The Filipina is currently detaine...

July 18, 2018
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The Hong Kong Observatory raised the Standby Signal No. 1 over the city in the early hours of this morning as a tropical depression made its way to Hainan from northern Luzon. The Observatory raised storm signal T1, which meant that the tropical cyclone was centred within 800 kilometres of Hong Kong and may affect the special administrative regi...

July 17, 2018
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THE Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is urging the public to thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables after finding excessive pesticide residues in mango, cucumber, and water spinach samples. In a statement on July 12, the CFS said that a mango sample was found to contain pesticide residues at le...

July 16, 2018
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    Don’t forget to bring an umbrella with you if you plan on going out tomorrow as Hong Kong will continue to have rainy weather until early Monday.   The Hong Kong Observatory said the weather tomorrow (July 15) will be cloudy with showers and a few squally thunderstorms.   “Showers will be heavy at time...

July 14, 2018
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FILIPINO domestic workers should not be made to clean the rooftops of their employer's apartment, according to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). A POLO official, who asked not to be identified, said they had blacklisted several Hong Kong employers for forcing their Filipino domestic workers to clean their rooftops. "That's illegal....

July 13, 2018
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Pictures of a foreign domestic helper (FDH) precariously cleaning a window from the outside and more than 20 floors above ground in Quarry Bay went viral online this morning. The pictures were taken in Kornhill Gardens, Quarry Bay, this morning. The FDH's flat is "either on the 23rd or the 24th floor," said a Filipina domestic worker who took th...

July 6, 2018
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