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Pictures of a Filipino domestic worker who was allegedly locked out by her employer of their flat here in Hong Kong have gone viral. The worker, identified as Lorna E. C., in her mid-50s and from Capiz, was allegedly made to sleep in the hallway outside of her employer's flat, according to a source at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG). ...

October 20, 2019
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Heart disease was the top ailment of hospitalized overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who were visited by consular officers in the last nine months, according to latest data from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). Welfare Attache Marivic C. Clarin said POLO officers visited 188 OFWs in hospitals from January until September 2...

October 14, 2019
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A Filipino domestic worker who fell unconscious after inhaling teargas yesterday (October 6) was released from hospital this morning, a Philippine Consulate General official said. Welfare Attache Marivic Clarin said the worker, Joy P., who hails from Davao, was discharged from hospital and is now under the care of her employer in Mid-Levels. ...

October 7, 2019
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The MTR train system partially reopened today (October 6) but 38 stations remained closed.

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October 6, 2019
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The MTR rail system, inclduing the Airport Express, remained closed this morning (October 5) due to anti-government protests last night. The MTR said it closed down all of its rail lines after violence erupted as protesters lashed against the decision of the government to prohibit the use of face masks in protests. "After conducting an assess...

October 5, 2019
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The overseas Filipino worker arrested during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong in early asked a judge this afternoon (Sept. 30) that he be allowed to visit his family in the Philippines this Christmas.
The lawyer of Jethro S. Pioquinto, who works as a dance...

September 30, 2019
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  Bowing to public pressure, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam today (September 4) announced the full withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill that sparked the anti-government protests that have rocked Hong Kong since June. In a pre-recorded video message aired on television, Ms. Lam said the government will formally move to w...

September 4, 2019
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HONG KONG Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said Filipinos might soon get new job opportunities in HK when the territory allows foreigners to work as caregivers, according to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA said in a report that Cheung, who formerly served as HK labor and welfare secretary, made the statement when former...

August 23, 2019
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A total of 61 Filipinos had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) here in Hong Kong since 2014, according to the HK Department of Health (DH). This number included 12 Filipinos who were among the new 141 non-Chinese HIV cases reported to the DH-Centre for Health Protection (CHP) last year....

August 20, 2019
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  A Labour Tribunal presiding officer grilled the businessman whose wife allegedly forced a Filipino domestic helper (FDH) to clean the window of their 19th-floor flat in Repulse Bay. Labour Tribunal presiding officer David Chum on June 21 peppered K.T. Ip with questions after he claimed that helper Nerie R. Mier had resigned and was not...

July 10, 2019