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A new feature-length documentary titled “The Helper” by British filmmaker Joanna Bowers is currently screening in Hong Kong cinemas. It chronicles compelling stories, both wonderful and heart-breaking, of Hong Kong’s female migrant workers mostly coming from the Philippines and Indonesia. They leave their own country in search of greener p...

October 30, 2017
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  FOR 14 years of working in Hong Kong she had not run afoul of the law, but that all changed when she took out a loan and also became a guarantor of a loan. Saying the case was a "breach of trust" and a serious offense, Deputy Magistrate Jolie Chao  Tsz-kwan of the Kwun Tong Magistracy on Oct. 11 sentenced V.B. Daria to six months in p...

October 27, 2017
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FILIPINOS whose passports were held by the Hong Kong Police following a crackdown on a loan shark syndicate are now allowed to renew their passports, Philippine Consulate officials told Hong Kong News. Vice Consul Fatima Guzman Quintin said the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila authorized the PCG to allow the renewal of passports that were...

October 27, 2017
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THE Filipino community here in Hong Kong expressed their overwhelming support to the proposed measures to allow divorce in the Philippines, the only country in the world which does not allow so. Eight members of the House of Representatives came to Hong Kong and met with Filipinos living and working in the city for a consultation on seven pendin...

October 23, 2017
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THE High Court on Friday ordered the release from prison of a Filipina domestic worker who has been in jail for 18 months now after being found guilty to sexually abusing her then eight-year-old ward. Saying that the District Court judge who tried the cases  in 2016 made the decision contrary to the evidence given by the boy, the court quashed...

October 20, 2017
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AN owl was badly injured after being hit by a speeding car while hunting for food near the aircraft movement area at  the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). NAIA-DENR chief Glen Pastorfide said an airport employee turned over the dying owl on Tuesday. He said the owl was hit by the window shield of a speeding car. The owl was too wea...

October 19, 2017
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THE Airport  Police Department at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 is taking care of a 17-year-old Senegalese football player who is believed to be a victim of an “invitation scam” after nobody  came  to pick him up when he arrived on Oct. 12. Moussa Kissima Samate  said he was  a guest of the Saudi Embassy in Manila an...

October 18, 2017
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A Filipino domestic helper on Sept. 18 pleaded not guilty to the charge of committing an act outraging public decency. A Kwun Tong court is set to try Nelson S.J. on Nov. 14-15 for allegedly taking a video of a woman who was on the escalator at the Megabox mall in Kowloon Bay in December 2016. The prosecution said they would be presenting a ...

October 18, 2017
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THE Bureau of Customs has suspended its requirement for overseas Filipino workers to submit a proof of purchase for items inside their balikbayan boxes sent to the Philippines. The bureau suspended two Customs orders – one requiring balikbayan box senders to submit a photocopy of their Philippine passport to avail of the government's tax exemp...

October 16, 2017
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THE Observatory on Sunday morning hoisted T8 or the No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal 8 as typhoon Khanun was estimated to move closer to Hong Kong. "This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the northeast quarter," the Observatory's latest bulletin said. The typhoon "is forecast to pass abo...

October 15, 2017
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