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MANILA---After saying sorry, Labor Attache (Labatt) Jalilo Dela Torre will return to Hong Kong to take back his old post at the helm of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. Bello said Labor Attache Leonida V. Romulo, who is expected to arrive here in HK on July 15, will head the POLO in Wan Chai ...

July 13, 2018
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THE Hong Kong government will continue to protect the rights and benefits of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the city, Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said during the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine independence. Speaking during the diplomatic reception on June 19 at the Conrad Hotel in Admiralt...

July 10, 2018
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The Hong Kong police have arrested a 30-year-old man for planting needles on bus seats that caused concern among bus passengers. Police Supt. Chan Yan said the suspect was involved in at least three of the six incidents of needles being planted on KMB buses since Wednesday. "According to the information we obtained, the motive of the culprit ...

July 5, 2018
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FIRST-TIME employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong should "undergo training" before they get a helper, according to a study which showed that FDWs are still paying excessive placement fees. The Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union (FADWU) study, dubbed "Agents of Change: Assessing Hong Kong employment agencies complianc...

July 3, 2018
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  A Filipino domestic worker has asked the High Court to allow her to testify against her employer at the Labour Tribunal even though she is now back in the Philippines. The lawyer of Jonalyn D. Mallorca asked High Court Justice B. Chu this morning to allow the domestic worker to testify via a video link and to overturn a Labour Tribunal...

June 22, 2018
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(Photo above shows Denise Lizo giving his account of the incident to Hong Kong News)

Besides fighting in public, a Filipino boxer is also being investigated for assaulting a police officer during a much-publicized brawl in Central on June 17, a police spokesperson told Hong Kong News on Wednesday.

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June 22, 2018
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    A study released on Sunday (June 17) showed that foreign domestic workers are still made to pay excessive placement fees in Hong Kong despite the implementation of the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies (CoP). The Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union (FADWU) study, dubbed "Agents of Change--Assessing Hong Kong emp...

June 20, 2018
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CONSUL-GENERAL Antonio Morales urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to "do their share" in keeping the city clean and orderly. Morales issued the call as the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) issued a statement saying that Legislative Council (LegCo) member Eunice Yung could have used terms that were "not demeaning" to foreign ...

June 19, 2018
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An alliance of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Hong Kong yesterday (June 10) launched a petition drive to convince the government to allow them to have 11 hours of uninterrupted rest. The Asian Migrants Coordinating Body-International Migrants Alliance (AMCB-IMA) said they aim to gather 35,000 signatures---equivalent to 10 percent of the 350,...

June 11, 2018
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