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An alliance of more than 30 overseas Filipino worker associations in Hong Kong is calling for the removal of the ACTS-OFW representative Aniceto ‘John’ D. Bertiz III from Congress. The United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK) said Bertiz should be kicked out of Congress for his supposed disorderly behavior. “Bertiz has crossed...

October 1, 2018
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Hong Kong will celebrate China's National Day on Monday (October 1), a statutory holiday. National Day marks the founding of the People's Republic of China, and is observed across China, including HK and Macau. According to the Labour Department, employers who want their foreign domestic worker to work during a statutory holiday should inform...

September 29, 2018
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  MIGRANT workers of various nationalities marched on September 9 to push for regulated working hours and for an increase in their minimum wage to $5,500. The migrants, led by the Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB-IMA), also submitted a petition signed by 15,000 migrant domestic workers (MDWs) to lobby lawmakers to improve their ...

September 24, 2018
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  Even retired Filipino teachers may apply as English teaching jobs in China, according to Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Bello said those interested may apply even if they had already reached the retirement age of 60 “for as long as one is good in teaching.” “There is none (or no age requirement). If they are g...

September 21, 2018
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THE voices said her baby was evil and so she left him beside a trash bin and walked away, barefoot and sobbing, in Wan Chai. A 38-year-old Filipino woman suffering from schizophrenia was convicted at the Eastern Magistrates Courts of ill-treating her baby. Magistrate Cheng Lim-chi found Angelita S.L., an asylum applicant, guilty of “ill-tre...

September 19, 2018
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Strong Wind Signal, No. 3

Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin by: Hong Kong Observatory Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is in force. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected. At 1 p.m., Tropical Sto...

September 12, 2018
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Special Weather Report: The Hong Kong Observatory will consider issuing the Standby Signal No. 1 tomorrow. (10-09-2018 12:30) The low pressure area over the Luzon Strait has strengthened into a tropical depression. It is expected to move across the vicinity of the Luzon Strait slowly today and will affect the norther...

September 10, 2018
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A 47-year-old Filipino domestic worker was convicted of stealing several items from a popular retail store at the IFC mall in Central. However, defendant Mylene H. blamed her husband, saying she forgot to pay for the grocery items at the City Super store because she was thinking of his betrayal when he left her for another woman a month before t...

September 3, 2018
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A driver admitted that she wounded a fellow Filipina domestic worker in an upscale residential estate in Shek Tong Tsui over the victim's supposed bad cooking. Defendant Maria Fe H.P. pleaded guilty on August 22 to the charge of wounding her compatriot at their employer's flat on the 17th floor of The Belcher's Tower 8 three months ago. "Guil...

September 3, 2018
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The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) will be giving out P5,000 to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who were stranded last week in Manila due to the Xiamen Air flight that overshoot the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, urged OFWs affected by...

August 29, 2018
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