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The Philippine Department of Health secretary said he had ordered the Bureau of Quarantine to meet again with Cebu Pacific officials so they can carefully and quickly trace the passengers from Wuhan who arrived in the Philippines on Jan.21. DOH chief Francisco Duque III said this in an interview with CNN Philippines on Jan.23, after his Hong Kon...

January 23, 2020
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The Filipina domestic helper who was arrested for alleged possession of explosives on Jan.16,2020 along with her employers has been released on bail. A police spokesman told Hong Kong News on Jan.20 that the domestic helper has been freed along with the two other women who were nabbed in Sha Tau Kok after a police search of a house there netted ...

January 22, 2020
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A Filipina domestic helper was arrested along with two other women on Jan.16, 2020 in Sha Tau Kok for alleged possession of explosives and offensive weapons. A police spokesman confirmed to Hong Kong News that the domestic helper they nabbed during a search for substances used in making pipe bombs and other explosives in a village in the New Ter...

January 17, 2020
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The Filipina domestic helper who was purportedly locked out of her employer’s flat in 2019 settled her case for less than half of the compensation claim she asked for. The former domestic helper agreed to a $3,500-payment from her employer, sans a plane ticket back to the Philippines, following a hearing at the Labour Tribunal on Jan. 13, 2020...

January 15, 2020
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  Hong Kong should pass laws prohibiting the hasty dismissal of foreign domestic helpers suffering from illnesses, a Filipina suing in behalf of a domestic helper allegedly fired for having cancer said on Dec.18. Carla Temporosa said this at the sidelines of the first court hearing on the case she filed in behalf of her friend Joan Sarmi...

December 18, 2019
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Workers’ rights were at the front and centre of the first meeting between Philippine Consul General Raly Tejada and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Dec. 5. Tejada said he raised critical issues which affect the welfare of some 238,000 overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong: these include the suitability of accommodations for domestic w...

December 16, 2019