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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
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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