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    A Filipino domestic helper denied in court today that she framed up her compatriot when she accused her of stealing $3,700 in their employer's home at The Peak. Rosiene C.C. testified at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts and denied that she framed up her fellow helper, Marites P.C., so that Marites' predecessor, Indonesian dome...

May 23, 2018
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Manila----The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned the public against the so-called "Online Paluwagan" (Onpal) scams perpetrated in social media and by some online sites. The SEC said it received information that several unscrupulous individuals were enticing the public to invest in the Onpal scam through 30 online accounts and sites....

May 23, 2018
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Two Filipino domestic workers have admitted to helping run a high-end prostitution ring from a luxury apartment in Mid-Levels, a government lawyer said this morning (May 18). The prosecutor told Eastern Principal Magistrate Peter Law that defendants J. Palpalatoc, 40, and J. Gallego, 47, admitted to the police to assisting in running the online ...

May 18, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker who claimed she was strip-searched repeatedly by the police today lost her bid to exclude her police confession from the evidence against her in court. Deputy Magistrate Simon Ho said he found "significant inconsistencies" in the testimony of defendant Margie M.L., who was accused of theft by her employer in Pok Fu Lam...

May 16, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker testified in court today against her compatriot who was initially accused of stealing the wallet of their employer, a High Court justice, in his home at The Peak. Rosiene C.C. testified at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho and said that she also lost $3,700 of her personal money, which she had kept in a...

May 15, 2018
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THE Hong Kong Police has sought the help of Interpol to locate the Peya Travel executive who disappeared after the police investigated the travel agency’s ticketing mess in December, an official of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) said.
Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, said Pe...

May 15, 2018
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    After signing a deal with Beijing for the deployment of English teachers to China, Manila is now looking into Moscow's labor market regulations and policies in preparation for the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Russia. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said there were ongoing talks between the Philippine ...

May 11, 2018
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Two female asylum seekers were sent to prison yesterday (May 7) after they were caught working illegally in a restaurant in Yuen Long. The two defendants---a Vietnamese and an Indonesian---were brought before the Shatin Magistrates' Courts and they admitted to illegally taking up employment. "They pleaded guilty to the charges and were senten...

May 8, 2018
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THE Philippine Consulate General (PCG) has proposed to the Labour Department (LD) that an annex section be added to the standard employment contract of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to clarify its "vague provisions." The PCG said the annex would help clarify the provisions on FDH working hours, food allowance, rest days, and baggage allowanc...

May 4, 2018
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