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A picture of foreign domestic helper (FDH) cleaning a window from the outside after Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong has gone viral online. According to the Filipino helper who shared the photo online, the picture showed an unidentified FDH going outside of the window of her employer's flat on the 14th floor of their tower in South Horizons ...

September 17, 2018
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A Filipina tourist was injured in Hong Kong due to falling debris caused by Typhoon Mangkhut. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the female tourist was injured by falling sharp objects in Tsim Sha Tsui this morning. "She had lacerations in her arm and leg. She is now being treated...

September 16, 2018
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  The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) raised Hurricane Signal No. 10 over the city due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The HKO issued the warning at 9:40 a.m. which means that winds with mean speeds of 118 kilometres per hour or more are expected. "At 10 a.m., Severe Typhoon Mangkhut was centred about 150 kilometres south-southeast of Hong Kon...

September 16, 2018
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Hong Kong is now under Typhoon Signal Number 9 (T9) with Super Typhoon Mangkhut expected to be nearest to the city by noontime today (September 16).

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the T9 warning this korni ng and said it would consider whether to issue a higher storm warning (T10) “depending on the local wind chan...

September 15, 2018
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The Hong Kong Observatory raised this afternoon Typhoon Signal Number 3 over HK due to approaching Super Typhoon Mangkhut. In a Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin released at 4:20 pm, the Observatory said it expects to raise Signal Number 8 by midnight tonight. The South China Morning Post reported that Hurricane Signal Number 10 might even be...

September 15, 2018
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TO better protect the welfare of Filipino domestic workers, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) is now requiring employers included on its watchlist to sign an undertaking and "swear under oath" to provide "at least eight hours of continuous rest" and other benefits to their helper. Labor Attache Nida Romulo said the employers on the watchl...

September 14, 2018
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A Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official said there was a need to crack down on loan sharks preying on foreign domestic workers with interest rates up to 120 percent, or double the legal limit. Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, made the comment after the police last month recovered from a suspected loan sha...

August 31, 2018
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Manila---A group of Filipino domestic workers has urged the Duterte Administration to increase the minimum allowable wage for Filipino household service workers it sends abroad to US$700 (HK$5,495) from the current US$400. The group SANDIGAN (Samahan ng mga DH sa Gitnang Silangan) called for a $700 minimum wage due to the rising cost of living i...

August 31, 2018
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AT least two Filipinos are arrested every month at the Hong Kong international airport for carrying stun guns, pepper sprays, and other prohibited objects, a consulate official said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) -Assistance to Nationals Section, warned Filipinos that HK is very strict with stun guns, bullets,...

August 22, 2018
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Saying they had received "complaints," the Hong Kong Police warned Filipino domestic workers against gambling illegally in public places, particularly in Central.

The police said they received complaints that domestic workers were gambling in Chater Garden, Lambeth Walk Garden (the garden beside Chater Garden going to...

August 20, 2018
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