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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
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  A Filipino domestic worker has accused her former employer of terminating her contract while she was pregnant with their baby. Assisted by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), helper Menchie L.L. accused her former employer, Martin C.P., a Caucasian, at the District Court of violating the Sex Discrimination Ordinance when he alleg...

July 3, 2019
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  A 25-year-old Filipino domestic helper drowned yesterday (July 1) while swimming in a beach in Tuen Mun, a police spokesperson said this afternoon. The victim, Jenny L., drowned while swimming at Butterfly Beach, along Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun. Yesterday was a public holiday here in Hong Kong to commemorate the turnover of the city t...

July 2, 2019
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FILIPINO domestic workers should pay only up to P25,000 “at the most” for their training fees before they are deployed abroad, Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre said. Dela Torre said the “benchmark amount” for training fees was P18,000 to P25,000 although the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Technical Education ...

June 17, 2019
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PCG ADVISORY: In view of the on-going mass protests in Hong Kong, the Philippine Consulate General advises our Filipino nationals in Hong Kong to keep away from demonstration areas which are generally concentrated outside the government central offices, particularly the Legislative Complex, in Admiralty and in Tamar Park. Should our nationals...

June 12, 2019
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Bay has accused her female employer of forcing her to clean the window of their 19th-floor flat from the outside, although she was feeling sick and “so dizzy.” Fearing for her life, the worker took a video of her cleaning the window, just in case something happened to her. Assistant Labor Attache Antonio R. Villafuerte said Nerie R. Mier ...

June 3, 2019
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MANILA---Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has urged overseas Filipino workers in countries with the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF) to avoid bringing or sending pork products, including the popular Ma Ling luncheon meat, to the Philippines because these might lead to the spread of the dreaded ASF. Piñol noted that Hong Kong wa...

May 28, 2019
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A 35-year-old Filipino domestic worker was found dead in the New Territories early this morning (May 17), according to the Hong Kong Police.

A police spokeswoman said the worker was found hanging inside her employer’s flat at 26 Tin Sum Street, in Sha Tin. “Her employer found her hanging. She used a rope,...

May 17, 2019
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