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    Chief Executive Carrie Lam is expected to formally withdraw this afternoon (September 4) the much-criticized extradition bill that sparked the massive anti-government demonstrations since June, local media reported. RTHK reported that Lam will meet with pro-government lawmakers and members of the National People’s Congress,...

September 4, 2019
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  A Filipino domestic worker sought the help of the police after she lost more than $4,000 in Statue Square in Central on Sunday (September 1). Janet H. said she suspects a fellow Filipina in their hangout took her wallet and got away with her monthly salary of $4,410. “Suspect ko kasama ko lang kasi doon lang nawala kung saan ako n...

September 3, 2019
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    The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) yesterday (September 2)advised Filipinos to delay “non-essential travel” to Hong Kong as anti-government protests continue to rock the city. The PCG noted that the protests had disrupted the city’s modes of transport. Late on Saturday night, train services were suspended in the Tsu...

September 3, 2019
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  Hong Kong residents, including foreign domestic helpers, born in 1955 or 1956 should have their HK identity cards (HKIC) replaced starting later this month until mid November, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said. The ImmD said those born in 1955 and 1956 can have their HKICs replaced at the different Smart Identity Card Replacement ...

September 3, 2019
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THE Philippine Consulate General (PCG) has asked the Hong Kong government to make it mandatory for employers to give foreign domestic workers their long service pay if they have served for at least five years. Assistant Labor Attache Antonio Villafuerte, officer in charge of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, said they made the formal request...

September 2, 2019
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  A 32-year-old Filipino domestic helper died yesterday (September 1) of an apparent heart attack in Yuen Long, according to the police. A police spokesperson said the worker was brought unconscious to the Pok Oi Hospital in Au Tau, Yuen Long but the doctors were not able to revive her. “She was taken there unconscious and was later...

September 2, 2019
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  Passengers using the Hong Kong international airport from Sunday to Tuesday should go there early as anti-government protesters are expected to create gridlock on the roads and trains, the airport authority said. The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) said it was aware that demonstrators were planning to disrupt transportation routes goi...

August 30, 2019
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A 42-year-old overseas Filipino worker was sentenced yesterday (August 27) to prison after she stole and pawned P2.6 million worth of jewelry from her employer in Ho Man Tin. District Court Judge Clement Lee sentenced Charity E.R. to 16 months in prison after she admitted to stealing and then pawning 27 pieces of jewelry from her female employer...

August 28, 2019
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  Eligible foreign domestic workers can get free measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines from designated clinics and outreach programs across Hong Kong until Nov. 15, the HK Department of Health said. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said eligible FDHs should make a booking for the vaccination and bring their employment contract/...

August 27, 2019
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A total of 40 employers in Hong Kong were convicted of abusing and exploiting their foreign domestic workers since last year, according to a US State Department report. The 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, covering the period from April 2018 to March 2019, said the HK government reported that 11 employers were convicted of physically or...

August 21, 2019