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  A 48-year-old Filipino domestic worker in Tung Chung insisted on her innocence after she was linked to a money laundering scam involving  more than $600,000. Jeanette C.R., of Ying Hong Street, Tung Chung, pleaded not guilty on March 13 after the police found suspicious transactions, worth a total of $677,331.04, involving her two acc...

March 22, 2019
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    A Filipino domestic worker was charged in court for selling a fake Adidas jacket at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) building in Central of her day off. Defendant Mer Angeli G.S. appeared before the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on March 19 and said she was not pleading guilty to the three cases---selling...

March 21, 2019
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    LABOR Attache Jalilo Dela Torre personally ordered the inclusion of a Hong Kong employer in the “watchlist” of Philippine Overseas Labor Office after she failed to pick up and employ her Filipino domestic worker. The helper eventually ended up doing part-time work, was detained, convicted and sent back to the Philippines....

March 20, 2019
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  THE HK Department of Health (DH) has recalled several batches of a medication against high blood pressure because it had an "impurity" that might cause cancer. The DH on March 11 endorsed a licensed drug wholesaler, Hind Wing Co Ltd (Hind Wing), to recall four products, involving seven batches, containing losartan from the market “as...

March 20, 2019
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A Filipino domestic worker was sentenced to prison yesterday (March 18) after she admitted to stealing and pawning her employer’s two gold rings in Mid-Levels. Eastern Principal Magistrate Peter Law sent Johara T.N. to a month in jail after she pleaded guilty to two counts of theft. “Umaamin po,” said the 32-year-old domestic worker. ...

March 19, 2019
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A Filipino domestic worker from Nueva Vizcaya died earlier this month at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after falling ill, a Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) official said. The official, who asked not to be identified, said the worker Susie B. Olid, 56, died on March 9 due to kidney failure. “She was hospitalized for a long time and wa...

March 18, 2019
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  A judge in Kwun Tong this afternoon (March 15) acquitted the Filipino domestic helper who was accused of stealing $40 from her colleague in Sai Kung. Kwun Tong Deputy Magistrate Philip Chan Chi-fai cleared defendant Imelda B. of the charge of theft after the prosecution failed to prove her guilt beyond reasonable doubt. “In this c...

March 15, 2019
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A judge in Sai Wan Ho fined seven Filipinos yesterday (March 12) after they were arrested in an illegal gambling den in North Point. Eastern Presiding Magistrate Peter Law ordered the defendants---deliveryman Rolando R.L., 49; housewife Carolina L.F., 46; bar tender RJ M.R., 30; bar tender Roberto S.A., 42; Thelma G.A., 43; asylum seeker Liziel ...

March 13, 2019
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  A Filipino asylum seeker was fined $1,800 after she was found guilty of selling liquor without a license in a bar in Central. Eastern Deputy Magistrate Selma Masood ruled that the prosecution had proven that Gina C.L. violated Hong Kong Dutiable Commodities Ordinance when she sold two bottles of Blue Ice beer to undercover police offic...

March 12, 2019
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Saying it was “heart-wrenching” to watch on CCTV, a judge in Sai Wan Ho this afternoon (March 7) sentenced a Filipino domestic worker to four months in prison for assaulting her bed-ridden ward. Eastern Deputy Magistrate Selma Masood found defendant Ivy B.R., 39, guilty of common assault while dismissing the additional charge of indecent ass...

March 7, 2019
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