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The Hong Kong Observatory this morning again issued a "Very Hot Weather Warning" which it had been issuing daily since July 26. The Observatory said temperature today (August 8) could reach a high of 33 degrees Celsius and a low of 27 degrees Celsius. "Very hot with sunny periods in the afternoon," the Observatory said in its forecast for t...

August 8, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker in Tsuen Wan has accused her employer's elderly father of molesting her. The Filipino woman filed a complaint of indecent assault with the Hong Kong Police against the suspect, who allegedly touched her breasts, thigh, and buttocks despite her telling him to stop. "(He) used his right hand and grabbed my left breast...

August 6, 2018
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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has reminded employment agencies to ensure that Filipino domestic workers should have a at least 30 kilos" of luggage allowance when they fly back to the Philippines. The POLO pointed out that it is clearly stated in the "Agency's Undertaking" that one of "duties and responsibilities" of an employm...

August 3, 2018
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The Labour Department (LD) yesterday (July 24) said it shut down an employment agency in Kennedy Town for failing to issue payment receipts to foreign domestic workers. The LD said it revoked the license of Good Family Employment Agency Company Limited after it failed to rectify its violations of Hong Kong labor laws and the Code of Practice for...

July 25, 2018
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The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has raised Standby Signal, Number 1 over HK due to a tropical depression southwest of the city. The HKO issued the Signal Number 1 at 3:40 p.m. because the tropical cyclone was within 800 kilometres of Hong Kong and may affect the city. “At 4 p.m., the tropical depression near Leizhou Peninsula was estimated ...

July 23, 2018
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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) is in critical condition after she had a stroke on Saturday (July 21). OFW Bernadett M. Natividad was brought to the Kwong Wah Hospital in Kowloon after suffering a severe hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by a rupture in a blood vessel in the brain. Posts about Natividad's health condition spread online a...

July 22, 2018
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the HK Department of Health has urged the public to maintain strict environmental hygiene and mosquito control after confirming 47 dengue cases, including nine "imported" from the Philippines. The CHP reminded the public to also maintain personal protective measures during travel abroad, noting that all ...

July 19, 2018
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A domestic worker caught selling fake Nike shoes outside a church in Central popular with Filipinos was able to avoid going to prison. Eastern Magistrates' Courts Principal Magistrate Peter Law this morning (July 19) sentenced Geraldine M.H. 36, to six weeks in prison after she pleaded guilty to possessing goods with a fake trade mark and intend...

July 19, 2018
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The Labour Department (LD) is inviting employers of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs), especially first-time employers, to attend a talk on employment rights and their obligations to FDHs. In a statement, the LD said it will hold the talk on August 31 at 7:30pm in the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. ...

July 18, 2018
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THE Hong Kong police were able to confirm that a Canon camera pawned allegedly by a Filipino domestic worker in Tai Hang belonged to her employer. Prosecutors told Eastern Magistrates' Courts Presiding Magistrate Peter Law that a Canon EOS 700D camera and one camera lens belonged to the employer of Emily M.P. The Filipina is currently detaine...

July 18, 2018
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