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There will be 12 statutory holidays for Hong Kong workers next year, according to the Labour Department. The department reminded employers to allow their workers to take the day off during statutory holidays. An employer who wants her foreign domestic worker to work during a statutory holiday should inform her 48 hours before the holiday. If ...

October 18, 2018
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A Hong Kong bus company is offering daily trips to Macao for HK$170 once the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau mega bridge opens on October 23. According to a report in the newspaper The Standard, the bus firm "One Bus Hong Kong Macau" will run 38 buses a day and charge $170 for a trip from the APM Mall in Kwun Tong to Macau hotels on weekdays. The bus ...

October 18, 2018
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  A 41-year-old Filipino domestic worker was injured in a car accident in Happy Valley this morning (October 16), the police said. A spokeswoman of the HK Police Public Relations Branch said the Filipino woman was brought to Queen Mary Hospital after she was injured when the car she was cleaning was bumped by another vehicle. She said...

October 16, 2018
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THE police arrested a 20-year-old film student after he stole at least $7,000 from a Filipino woman at St. Jude's Church in North Point. But she was not his only victim. Defendant Harry James S. was arrested for stealing from M.S. Florentino in July and, the following month, from a food expo worker at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Cent...

October 8, 2018
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SAYING the bag was "very old and very smelly," a judge in Cheung Sha Wan dismissed a theft case against a Filipino domestic worker accused of stealing the Gucci bag of her employer's mother. West Kowloon Magistrate Edward Wong Ching-yu acquitted Lailany D.T. after the prosecution failed to disprove her alibi that her employer's mother had "aba...

October 5, 2018
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Autumn has arrived. Hong Kong will enjoy fine weather with cool evenings this coming weekend, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. Temperatures in the city are expected to range from 23 to 30 degrees Celcius on Saturday and Sunday, with the temperature in Ta Kwu Ling in the New Territories expected to dip to as low as 19 degrees. “Fin...

October 4, 2018
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SAYING she had learned a "painful lesson," a judge in Sai Wan Ho fined an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) instead of sending her to jail for wounding her fellow domestic worker in Shek Tong Tsui. Eastern Deputy Magistrate Clement Lau Chung-man on September 18 imposed a $2,000 fine on Maria Fe H.P. after she pleaded guilty to the charge of "woun...

October 3, 2018
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THE Hong Kong Police are set to submit the Peya Travel case to the Department of Justice (DOJ), a consular official said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance to Nationals Section, said investigators informed the consulate that they were set to submit the case to the Hong Kong DOJ for it to determine if a case s...

October 2, 2018
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An alliance of more than 30 overseas Filipino worker associations in Hong Kong is calling for the removal of the ACTS-OFW representative Aniceto ‘John’ D. Bertiz III from Congress. The United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK) said Bertiz should be kicked out of Congress for his supposed disorderly behavior. “Bertiz has crossed...

October 1, 2018
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Hong Kong will celebrate China's National Day on Monday (October 1), a statutory holiday. National Day marks the founding of the People's Republic of China, and is observed across China, including HK and Macau. According to the Labour Department, employers who want their foreign domestic worker to work during a statutory holiday should inform...

September 29, 2018
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