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CONSUL-General Bernardita Catalla has defended the practice of Philippine authorities to place erring employers on a watchlist or blacklist, saying the Hong Kong government was aware of this. “We informed Hong Kong officials that we do this and we exchange information with the Indonesian Consulate. “What I said was that they have their ow...

October 3, 2017
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THE Observatory has hoisted the Signal No. 1 warning as a tropical depression is expected to move closer to Hong Kong later today.

In its latest advisory, the Observatory said the tropical depression will "skirt more than 300 kilometres to the southwest of Hong Kong."

September 24, 2017

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A Civil Service exams might be held in Hong Kong in February. Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre said the Civil Service Commission is looking to hold the exams here next year. Meanwhile, the Filipino Nurses’ Association was also set to meet with the Nursing Board on Sept. 5 for the holding of the nursing and midwifery licensure examinations h...

September 22, 2017
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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office is awaiting the approval of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III for its planned transfer to a building in Wan Chai. In an interview, Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre III said they were targeting to move to the Mass Mutual Tower on Lockhart Road in Wan Chai by December. “Pumirma na kami ng offer, pero auth...

September 22, 2017
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HONG KONG Police on Thursday confirmed that a 46-year-old Filipino helper was found dead floating in Repulse Bay at about six in the morning. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Police Force told Hong Kong News that the woman, surnamed Canuto, was rescued by personnel of the Fire Services Department, but she was dead on scene. "Police received a ca...

September 21, 2017
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OVER 200 Filipino domestic workers have registered to join Hong Kong Police Force’s crime prevention program, an official of the Philippine Consulate said. Attache Luz Iglesias told Hong Kong News that 93 Filipino domestic workers registered during the first batch of listing, and 117 in the second batch. “The Hong Kong Police’s initial ...

September 20, 2017
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HONGKONG : In a brazen smash-and-grab attack, three thieves fled on a motorbike with HK$24 million worth of jewellery after smashing a store window of a jewelry shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts, on Tuesday morning. According to South China Morning Post, the raid took just 10 seconds to execute and prompted loca...

September 20, 2017
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THE Department of Agriculture is making a push to further promote Filipino food and agricultural products to Hong Kong and the rest of the world. Filipino exhibitors, with the support of the DA, participated in the Natural & Organic Products Asia (NOPA) held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Aug. 30 - Sept. 1. Filipino ...

September 19, 2017
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Hong Kong :  According to South China Morning Post on Saturday, they are the first group of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong to take part in the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker, a fundraising sporting event. The Filipino quartet call themselves the  'Maid of Heart and Sole'  and is led by Aleli Pena, 38, with team mates Beverly Ma...

September 19, 2017
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A Chinese employer on Aug. 17 refused to pay $103,000 or settle with a Filipino domestic helper who sued him before the Labour Tribunal. Despite warnings from Principal Presiding Officer Ho Wai-yang that refusal to settle would mean a number of inconveniences and that he would be unable to collect any money from Filipino domestic helper A. Elban...

September 18, 2017
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