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  TWO Filipinos---a Hong Kong resident and a domestic worker---committed suicide in the last three weeks, according to the Hong Kong Police. The police said the first case involved a Filipino man, aged 41, who reportedly jumped off the 13th floor of a housing estate in Mui Wo while the other was the domestic worker who allegedly hanged h...

August 17, 2018
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SAYING their food allowance was 'unbelievably low,' various migrant groups in Hong Kong have formally asked the government to increase the food allowance of foreign domestic workers to $2,500. Presenting a united front, the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB), the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU), and the Komunit...

August 15, 2018
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The Filipino domestic worker who allegedly tried to kill herself last week died this afternoon in a hospital in the New Territories, a consulate official said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the 32-year-old worker in Sheung Shui died after her life-support system was turned off w...

August 8, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker died this morning (August 7) in Chai Wan after suffering from a stroke, a consulate official said this afternoon. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Assistance to Nationals Section, said the Filipina died at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital after she was brought there. She is the fourth Filipino domestic wor...

August 7, 2018
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Filipino domestic workers are now spending more money on agency fees and loan payments than on remittances to their families back in the Philippines, according to a research study conducted by two non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The study, dubbed "Where Do Your Wages Go?---A Research on the Expenditures of Migrant domestic Workers in Hong...

August 6, 2018
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The Hong Kong Police found nothing suspicious in its initial investigation into the recent deaths of two Filipino domestic workers in Mid-Levels and Lohas Park. In a statement, the police said their initial inquiry showed "no suspicious elements" in the deaths of the Filipino women, aged 53 and 62. An official of the Philippine Consulate Gener...

August 6, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker is in critical condition after she tried to kill herself in Sheung Shui on Wednesday morning, a consulate official said this afternoon. The official said Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) officers visited the Filipina at the North District hospital earlier today (August 3) but she was still in a coma at th...

August 3, 2018
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Highlighting the health concerns of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), two more domestic workers died here in Hong Kong in the last week, a consulate official said. The official, who asked not to be identified, said the two Filipino women apparently died of a heart attack. They are the 25th and the 26th dead OFW to be repatri...

August 3, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker tried to kill herself in Sheung Shui yesterday morning, the Hong Kong Police said. A police spokesperson said the worker hanged herself inside the toilet of her employer’s home but her 39-year-old male employer found her in time to save her. “She’s still alive,” the spokesperson said. “This is a case of at...

August 2, 2018
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LISTENING to the clamour of Filipino domestic workers, Labor Attache Leonida Romulo has required employment agencies to tell employers that they should not give only noodles to their helpers for their food. Romulo said she decided to add another provision to the “Agency’s Undertaking”---the document agency owners sign before they are accre...

August 1, 2018
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