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MIGRANT domestic workers in Hong Kong are pressing the Philippine government to send a printing machine here in the city to cut the costs incurred by Filipinos who renew their passports here. Dolores Balladares-Pelaez, chairperson of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong, told Hong Kong News there was a plan that besides data capturing here, ...

July 19, 2017
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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office may not be moving to the Lippo Centre after all. Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre on July 5 told Hong Kong News they will still leave their current office premises but were unsure whether to proceed to a Lippo Centre office after the area they were looking at was leased out to another tenant. POLO i...

July 18, 2017
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FOR stealing money from her disabled employer, a Filipino domestic helper was sent to jail. Deputy Magistrate Andrew Ma of the Kowloon City Courts said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that A.M. Castante stole $1,100 from her wheelchair-bound employer on Apr. 22 in his home in Wong Tai Sin. He added that the defendant showe...

July 18, 2017
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"BLACKLISTING" of foreign domestic helpers owing to debts to financing companies is not true. "The Immigration Department clarified that they have never accepted nor considered submissions from agencies names of workers for the so-called 'Blacklist'. "It became clear that these harassment tactics widely deployed by ill-intentioned companies a...

July 17, 2017
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AS of the first half of the year, more than 40 Filipinos died in Hong Kong, data from the Philippine Consulate General show. Attaché Hermogenes Cayabyab Jr. of the Assistance to Nationals section told Hong Kong News, that out of the 43 Filipino nationals who died in the city, two were work-related, and two were identified as suicide cas...

July 17, 2017
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TWO Filipino men were caught with stun guns in separate incidents at the Hong Kong International Airport. Sources from the Philippine Consulate General told Hong Kong News, the first arrested person was R. Hernandez, 45.  He was arrested on June 5 at the HKIA and was found to be in possession of a stun gun. The other person, a pastor,...

July 10, 2017
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THREE Filipino women have been separately charged with breach of condition of stay at the Shatin Magistrates Courts. These defendants have either sought a non-refoulement claim with the Immigration Department or planning to, defense counsels told Shatin Courts Acting Principal Magistrate Joseph To Ho-Shing. Judge To adjourned the cases o...

July 7, 2017
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FOR failing to pay for an item that they took from a supermarket, two Filipino domestic helpers were separately charged with theft cases at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts. Emely S. A. was charged with the case after she allegedly took a Dove shower gel from a Park ‘N Shop store in Aberdeen on May 16, 2017. The shower gel’s price...

July 6, 2017
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A Filipino woman who absconded for four years before facing two charges of breach of condition of stay at the Shatin courts was allowed bail. In a hearing on June 21, Shatin Acting Principal Magistrate Joseph To Ho-Shing, however, required Grace A. to post $3,000 bail to allow her to be released from custody. “I would require her to d...

July 6, 2017
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