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  AIRPORT police arrested a Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) security officer after he stole $2,000 from a Hong Kong tourist. Manila International Airport Authority Airport (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal ordered the arrest of the suspect, identified as Nissan Abello Villarino, an OTS (Office of the Transportation Security) of...

June 20, 2019
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  SHE thought they were toys. The Hong Kong government has decided not to pursue drug trafficking charges against a Filipino domestic worker who received an air parcel from Ecuador that contained 300 grams of cocaine. Eastern Judge Lam Tsz-Kan on June 4 approved the prosecution’s request to drop the drug charges against helper Miche...

June 20, 2019
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A 34-year-old Filipino domestic worker admitted yesterday  (June 18) to maltreating her 10-month-old ward in Sham Tseng. Defendant Joan F.B., also a mother of three, pleaded guilty to one count of “ill treatment or neglect by those in charge of child or young person” at the West Kowloon Magistrates Courts in Sham Shui Po. She admitted to...

June 19, 2019
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AN Eastern Magistrates Courts judge has convicted the licensee of an employment agency for overcharging nine foreign domestic helpers (FDHs). The court on June 10 ordered the licensee of Philip-Indonesian Helpers Employment Limited, located at North Point, to pay a fine of $84,000 and to refund the FDHs $60,297. The Employment Agencies Admini...

June 19, 2019
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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has put on its watchlist an employer in Repulse Bay who allegedly forced her domestic worker to clean a high-rise window. Assistant Labor Attache Antonio R. Villafuerte said the employer of helper Nerie R. Mier was already included in the POLO watchlist. “Watchlisted na…so hindi na siya makakaku...

June 18, 2019
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  Found at last. After 25 hours of frantic searching, the relatives of an 82-year- Filipino tourist, who got separated from her family at the Mong Kok MTR station, finally got reunited with her last night. Ann Bautista-Shontogan said they received a report from the Hong Kong Police that their grandmother, Rose Shontogan, had been foun...

June 11, 2019
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SHE claimed she “did not know” the brand with the three stripes. A Filipino domestic worker will be deported back to the Philippines after she was found guilty of selling a fake Adidas jacket at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Co...

June 11, 2019
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Hong Kong residents, including foreign domestic helpers, born in 1966 or 1967 can now apply for their new smart identity card until late July, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said. The ImmD on June 3 started upgrading the HKIDs of Hong Kong residents born from 1966 or 1967 and they can apply until July 26. Applicants can personally apply at...

June 6, 2019
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  The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued early this afternoon the Very Hot Weather Warning and warned the public that the “risk of heatstroke is very high.” The HKO issued the warning at 1:05 p.m. with the temperature in the city going up to 32.5 degrees Celcius as of 2:20 p.m. “When engaged in outdoor work or activities, drink ...

June 5, 2019
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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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