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  A 42-year-old Filipino domestic helper is now comatose in Pok Fu Lam after suffering a stroke, according to sources from the Philippine Consulate General (PCG). A PCG official, who asked not to be identified, said worker Lernie S.B. was still under close observation at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Queen Mary Hospital as of this aft...

June 4, 2019
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A 50-year-old Filipino domestic worker admitted to smuggling 10,000 cigarettes into Hong Kong to help her pay for her mother’s surgery. Resy S.A., who had worked in Hong Kong for 25 years, pleaded guilty on May 16 to the charge of possessing dutiable goods but avoided prison after her employer of 20 years personally vouched for her good charac...

June 4, 2019
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  To promote transparency, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has required Hong Kong employment agencies applying for accreditation to inform the public of their application. Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre said this would help ensure that the Filipino community is aware of the agencies application and those who opposed it can i...

June 4, 2019
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  A foreign domestic worker who damages any appliance or house equipment of her employer should pay only up to $300 for each damaged item, a lawyer said. Louise Le Pla, an officer of the law firm Lewis Silkin, said employers can only deduct up to $300 from the salary of an FDH for any appliance or property damaged by the worker. “Th...

May 22, 2019
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  MANILA---Former Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales was held for about three hours at the Hong Kong international airport before she was eventually allowed to enter HK yesterday (May 21). Carpio-Morales, who had filed a case against Chinese President Xi Jinping at the International Criminal Court (ICC), was to go on vacation i...

May 22, 2019
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MANILA---A total of 88 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in February, up 22 percent from the same month in 2018, a party- list group said. ACTS-OFW party-list group said the February cases brought to 6,433 the total number of OFWs found living with HIV since the Philippine government star...

May 21, 2019
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  THE High Court has dismissed a petition of a foreign domestic worker who wanted to remain in Hong Kong because her husband allegedly threatened to kill her after discovering she had illicit affairs with an Indian and a Pakistani here in Hong Kong. Deputy High Court Judge Josiah Lam dismissed the petition of 33-year-old Gennelyn D.D. wh...

May 20, 2019
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  HALF of Hongkongers with hypertension are unaware of their ailment, according to the HK Department of Health (DH). In support of World Hypertension Day, which is held on May 17 every year, the DH urged the public to regularly monitor their blood pressure level and lead a healthy lifestyle to fight against non-communicable diseases (NCD...

May 20, 2019
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      Marking International Museum Day, around 40 cultural institutions, including museums, in Hong Kong will offer free admission to the public this weekend, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) said. In a statement, the LCSD said HK will hold International Museum Day 2019 on May 18 and 19 (tomorrow and Su...

May 17, 2019
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More than 320 Filipinos trooped to the Bayanihan Centre in Kennedy Towan today (April 13)to cast their vote fpr the 2019 midterm elections, Consul General Antonio Morales said.

Morales said the total number of voters who had cast their votes since April 13 had exceeded 5,000 or 5.78 percent of the 87,411 registered vo...

April 19, 2019
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