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Overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong should be wary of online posts asking for donations, a Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official said today (March 26). The official, who asked for anonymity, issued the warning after a Facebook post reporting that a Filipino domestic worker had died went viral. The post identified an account where donati...

March 26, 2019
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  A total of 90 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in January, up by 32 percent when compared to the 68 cases reported during the same month in 2018, a party-list group said. The Department of Health in Manila also said that the total number of OFWs who had HIV/AIDS increased by 91...

March 26, 2019
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  A 30-year-old Filipino domestic worker was imprisoned after she kicked her seven-year-old ward in Wan Chai. Eastern Principal Magistrate Peter Law sentenced Geraldine V.O., to seven days in prison after she pleaded guilty to one count of common assault. “Yours is a breach of trust case. (The victim) was only 7 and a child at this ...

March 25, 2019
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MARKING International Women’s Day, members of the the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB-IMA) urged Hong Kong to give migrant domestic workers (MDWs) a “living wage” and 11 hours of uninterrupted rest. The migrant rights group also urged the Hong Kong government to increase the minimum allowable wage to HK$5,500 from the current HK$...

March 25, 2019
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    While there were sunny days earlier this week, it will be colder and cloudy this weekend in the city, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said there will be a few rain patches and isolated thunderstorms tomorrow (March 23) while the weather on Sunday will be windy and “cloudy with a few rain patches.” ...

March 22, 2019
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  A 48-year-old Filipino domestic worker in Tung Chung insisted on her innocence after she was linked to a money laundering scam involving  more than $600,000. Jeanette C.R., of Ying Hong Street, Tung Chung, pleaded not guilty on March 13 after the police found suspicious transactions, worth a total of $677,331.04, involving her two acc...

March 22, 2019
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    A Filipino domestic worker was charged in court for selling a fake Adidas jacket at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) building in Central of her day off. Defendant Mer Angeli G.S. appeared before the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on March 19 and said she was not pleading guilty to the three cases---selling...

March 21, 2019
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    LABOR Attache Jalilo Dela Torre personally ordered the inclusion of a Hong Kong employer in the “watchlist” of Philippine Overseas Labor Office after she failed to pick up and employ her Filipino domestic worker. The helper eventually ended up doing part-time work, was detained, convicted and sent back to the Philippines....

March 20, 2019
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  THE HK Department of Health (DH) has recalled several batches of a medication against high blood pressure because it had an "impurity" that might cause cancer. The DH on March 11 endorsed a licensed drug wholesaler, Hind Wing Co Ltd (Hind Wing), to recall four products, involving seven batches, containing losartan from the market “as...

March 20, 2019
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A Filipino domestic worker was sentenced to prison yesterday (March 18) after she admitted to stealing and pawning her employer’s two gold rings in Mid-Levels. Eastern Principal Magistrate Peter Law sent Johara T.N. to a month in jail after she pleaded guilty to two counts of theft. “Umaamin po,” said the 32-year-old domestic worker. ...

March 19, 2019
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