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    A judge in Kowloon City this afternoon granted the application for legal costs filed by an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was arrested during an anti-government protest in Mong Kok in August but was eventually cleared of any charge. Kowloon City Acting Principal Magistrate Ada Yim granted the application of Hong Kong Disn...

December 6, 2019
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HE’S finally free. Jethro Pioquinto, the overseas Filipino worker who was arrested in August during an anti-government protest in Mong Kok, will now be able to go back to the Philippines for the holidays after the charges against him were withdrawn on Nov. 26. The Department of Justice withdrew the charge due to insufficient evidence, local...

December 5, 2019
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  Consul General Raly Tejada urged overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Hong Kong to tell their families back in the Philippines about the hardships of earning a living here instead of granting every request they make. Tejada said that OFWs should tell their loved ones back home about the difficulties of working abroad so that they will al...

December 3, 2019
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The HK government has decided to drop the case against the overseas Filipino worker arrested during an anti-government protest in Mong Kok in August. A government lawyer told Kowloon City Presiding Magistrate Aida Yim early this afternoon (Nov. 26) that they were withdrawing the charge of unlawful assembly against Jethro S. Pioquinto, who works ...

November 26, 2019
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CONSUL General Raly Tejada vowed to bring up the issue of the long working hours of Filipino domestic workers when he meets with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam next month. Speaking at a Filipino community leaders’ meeting on Nov. 3, Tejada said he would also discuss with the HK leader the need for Filipino helpers to have decent accommod...

November 18, 2019
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  Philippine Consul General Raly L. Tejada has called for an end to the campaign encouraging Filipino domestic workers to rat on Hong Kong employers who join anti-government protests. Speaking at a Filipino community leaders’ meeting on Sunday (Nov. 3), Tejada said he would raise the issue with HK police commissioner Stephen Lo or even...

November 5, 2019
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  A 37-year-old Filipino domestic worker died after she hanged herself in Tai Kok Tsui over the weekend, the police said. The worker was found hanging inside her room in the flat of her employer at 11 Hoi Fai Road on Saturday (Nov. 2), said a Police Public Relations Branch spokesman. “The worker was Filipino. Her name was Elen,” t...

November 4, 2019
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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has blacklisted the employer of a Filipino domestic worker in Kowloon Tong for allegedly locking her out of their flat, forcing her to sleep in the hallway, and other abuses. Welfare Attache Virsie Tamayao said they immediately put the employer, surnamed Chun, on the POLO blacklist after photos of help...

November 1, 2019
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  A Filipino domestic worker from Antique was sentenced to 10 months in jail this afternoon (October 29) for her “minor role” in a $31.5 million online prostitution ring here in Hong Kong. District Court Judge David Dufton convicted Jeanette V.G., a single mom who worked for her employer in Mid-Levels, after she pleaded guilty to one...

October 29, 2019
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TO avoid anti-government protests on weekends, Filipino domestic workers could ask their employers if they could take their day off on a weekday, the acting chief of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) said. Assistant Labor Attache Antonio Villafuerte said that Filipino workers, particularly those who do not have young wards who go to sc...

October 23, 2019