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  THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to introduce next year its online passport appointments system for Filipinos in Hong Kong and Singapore, Vice Consul Fatima G. Quintin said. Quintin said that, once the system is in place, Filipinos in Hong Kong would no longer need to go to the consulate just to set an appointment to get ...

November 23, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker was charged in court after she was allegedly caught working illegally in an unlicensed guesthouse in Quarry Bay.

Johara M.C. pleaded not guilty at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts to the charge of breach of condition of stay.

Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong are not a...

November 23, 2018
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  The temperature in Hong Kong could go as low as 18 degrees Celsius in the next two days, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. The Observatory said the temperature will range from 18 to 21 degrees Celsius tomorrow (November 22) and 18 to 23 degrees Celsius on Friday. “Under the influence of a replenishment of the monsoon, it wil...

November 21, 2018
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    The Cathay Pacific Group has opened a new route to the Philippines after its regional airline, Cathay Dragon, began flying to Davao from Hong Kong on October 28. Cathay launched Davao flights, together with another new route to Medan, Indonesia, to provide customers with more choices and strengthen Hong Kong’s status “as ...

November 20, 2018
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  The rides on the Hong Kong Tramways and on the Star Ferry will be free on Nov. 29, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) said. The business group said the HKGCC Free Ride Day was set on Nov. 29 to celebrate the group’s 157th anniversary. “Members of the public can ride on Hong Kong trams and the Star Ferry...

November 20, 2018
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  Despite her protests, a District Court judge this afternoon (Nov. 19) sent an elderly Indonesian-Chinese woman to prison for pouring hot water on the back of her Indonesian domestic worker. Deputy District Court Judge C.H. Li sentenced Gee Hoo Giok, 78, to one year in prison after he found her guilty of causing grievous bodily harm wit...

November 19, 2018
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Would a domestic worker commit theft in front of her employer? A judge in Cheung Sha Wan acquitted a 57-year-old Filipino domestic worker accused of stealing a blouse from a store in Mong Kok. West Kowloon Deputy Magistrate Alan Ng Hoi-lun said the prosecution failed to prove that Anita S.V. stole a blouse when she and her elderly ward visite...

November 19, 2018
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A Filipino restaurant manager was charged with stealing money that was left behind in an ATM machine in Causeway Bay. Mark R.B., an HK resident, admitted at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts to stealing the $500 bill that belonged to K.Y. Tsui, a Chinese national. “I plead guilty,” Mark told Eastern Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-han on O...

November 13, 2018
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  THE number of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong has reached an all-time high of 210,000, according to the latest report from the Immigration Department (Immd). According to Immd data, there were 210,773 Filipino helpers as of the end of October 2018, comprising 54.73 percent of the 385,141 foreign domestic workers in the city. ...

November 12, 2018
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Members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) are here in Hong Kong to give free legal advice to overseas Filipino workers this weekend. Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre said IBP lawyers will be available for free legal consultations at the Philippine Consulate General in Admiralty and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Wan C...

November 10, 2018
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