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Two Filipinos were injured in the school bus accident in North Point that left four people dead yesterday (December 10), a Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the police informed the consulate on Monday evening that a Filipino man and woman were among those in...

December 11, 2018
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STOP it. Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre urged Filipino groups in Hong Kong to stop staging beauty contest after photos of nearly-naked Filipino women who joined a pageant spread online recently. Dela Torre said that he had talked with Leo Selomenio, leader of the Global Alliance, one of the major federations of Filipino groups in the city, a...

November 30, 2018
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A 32-year-old Filipino domestic worker in Tseung Kwan O died yesterday (Nov. 25) just two weeks after it was discovered that she had end-stage cancer, a Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official said.
Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the worker, a native of Benguet, died of ter...

November 26, 2018
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  Erwiana Sulistyaningsih this afternoon (Nov. 22) expressed disappointment after her former Hong Kong employer who was convicted of torturing her was released early from prison. In audio message present during a press conference in Jordan, Erwiana noted that her former employer, Law Wan-tung, had yet to pay the $809,430 in civil damages...

November 22, 2018
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MANILA---Beijing wants to hire 10,000 Filipino domestic workers for expatriates working in mainland China, Philippine Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said on Monday. Diokno said job opportunities await Filipinos in the mainland land as a result of the Philippines' closer relations with China. “In fact, the fear of some people is that th...

November 21, 2018
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  Consul General Antonio Morales urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to take better care of their health, adding that there were many cases of OFWs getting sick. Speaking during the community meeting at the consulate on November 11, Morales said they had monitored many Filipinos developing symptoms of hypertension while w...

November 19, 2018
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Filipino community leaders sought the help of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in their campaign to amend the standard employment contract of foreign domestic workers so that it would include “11 hours of uninterrupted rest.” Eman Villanueva, chair of Bayan Hong Kong and Macau, noted that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (PCG) deci...

November 17, 2018
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Members of Hong Kong's business community raised nearly P110 million in donations for the poorest families in the Phillipines living on less than P27 a day. The International Care Ministries (ICM), a nonprofit organization, held its annual auction and charity banquet on October 24 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai and...

November 5, 2018
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MANILA---Employers of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) should pay their share in their worker’s compulsory Social Security System (SSS) monthly contributions, according to the proposed new SSS Law. The proposed Social Security Act of 2018, which had been approved by both houses of Congress and needs only the signature of President Rodrigo Dute...

October 31, 2018
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A 55-year-old Filipino domestic worker died in a traffic accident in the New Territories last night (October 28). The police said the helper was brought to the Prince of Wales hospital after a white car hit her while she was crossing the street in Tai Po. She died at the Prince of Wales hospital this morning. Welfare Attache Virsie Tamayao sa...

October 29, 2018
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