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A 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was arrested during anti-government protests on Saturday in Mong Kok was charged yesterday afternoon with being part of an unlawful assembly. Jethro Pioquinto, a Hong Kong Disneyland dancer, appeared before Kowloon City Magistrate Raymond Kwok and was allowed to post bail for $2,000 (P13,000) as h...

August 6, 2019
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A week after a Filipino woman jumped to her death in Lai Chi Kok, another Filipino domestic worker died in the same district on Monday (July 22) in an apparent suicide. A police spokesman said the helper, with initials J.T. and from Candelaria, Quezon, died on the spot at No. 1 Po Lun Street in Lai Chi Kok after apparently jumping from her emplo...

July 25, 2019
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  Leaders of migrant workers this morning formally asked the Labour Department (LD) to increase the minimum wage of foreign domestic workers to nearly $6,000. Leaders of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong-Migrante, the Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body, the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions, and ot...

July 24, 2019
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  We’re first. To better serve Filipinos in Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday launched at the consulate the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) first online ePassport appointment system for overseas Filipinos. Locsin said the DFA decided to launch the new system so that overseas Filipino workers in...

July 17, 2019
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At least 13 Filipino passengers who were going to Hong Kong for a tour were barred from boarding their flights after their boarding passes were determined to be fake.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina s...

July 16, 2019
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A 31-year-old Filipino domestic worker reportedly jumped to her death yesterday afternoon in Lai Chi Kok, local media reported. The woman fell from their apartnment building in an apparent suicide at the Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Lai Chi Kok at around 1:08 pm, the Oriental Daily reported. Some workers at the scene saw the incident and reported it to...

July 16, 2019
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    Hong Kong residents, including foreign domestic helpers, born in 1964 or 1965 should have their HK identity cards replaced starting later this month until late September, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said. The ImmD said those born in 1964 or 1965 can have their HKICs replaced at the different Smart Identity Card Replacem...

July 4, 2019
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    Hong Kong authorities have recovered 1,4000 Philippine passports from an illegal money lending firm, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) said. This is, so far, the biggest haul of Philippine passports that were illegally used as collateral for loans. “Pawning passports is a violation of the Philippine Passport Act. In...

July 4, 2019
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PCG ADVISORY: In view of the ongoing protest movements today at Admiralty and the surrounding areas of the Central Government Offices, the Filipino public in Hong Kong is advised to stay away from the demonstration areas and refrain from venturing to Admiralty and Wan Chai to avoid inconvenience and any untoward incident. According to authori...

July 1, 2019
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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has advised overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong not to join mass protests saying they might risk being deported.

“Don’t join rallies because if you join there is that possibility of you being deported,” Bello said in an interview.

“We have to info...

June 30, 2019
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