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FIVE Filipino inmates in Hong Kong have asked the government that they be allowed to serve their jail sentences in the Philippines, according to a Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official. Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the five male inmates want to be transferred to Philippine jails so that their fam...

May 3, 2018
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The Labour Department (LD) said this afternoon that it had shut down an employment agency for failing to comply with the Code of Practice for employment agencies (EAs). A LD spokesman said the department revoked the license of Tin Wai Employment Company Limited, with offices in Mong Kok and Tuen Mun, after it "provided misleading information dur...

May 2, 2018
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AFTER the High Court upheld the "live-in" rule for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs), the Immigration Department (Immd) has suggested that employers should execute an "undertaking," or a formal pledge, to provide adequate quarters for FDHs before their visas can be approved. Immigration officials told Philippine Consulate General (PCG) officers du...

April 30, 2018
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THE Labour Department (LD) has promised to look into the proposal for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to have an annual medical check-up due to the "increasing number of deaths" among Filipino domestic workers. At the recent Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting between Hong Kong governemnt officials and Filipino diplomats, LD officials noted th...

April 27, 2018
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A total of 5,537 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have either tested positive for the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or have full-blown AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), a lawmaker said in Manila. ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz III and the infected OFWs now comprise 11 percent of the 52,280 cases listed in the Philippine Depart...

April 19, 2018
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THE Mission For Migrant Workers (MFMW) helped foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong recover $3.6 million in monetary claims in 2017, the group said in its annual report. The MFMW, an outreach ministry of St. John’s Cathedral in Central, also said in its Service Report 2017 that labour-related problems, grave working hours and living con...

April 16, 2018
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Pres. Rodrigo Duterte made an unannounced visit to a Jolibee outlet in Hong Kong before proceeding to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to meet with members of the Filipino community. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accompanied Mr. Duterte together with Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, Honeylet Avancena and Veronica Duterte at the Jollibee branch in W...

April 12, 2018
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President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening, April 10, after his successful trip to Hainan province in China. President Duterte proceeded to Hong Kong after his participation at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan. The President’s chartered aircraft touched down at April 10, 2018

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Beijing and Manila are expected to sign a deal allowing the hiring of more Filipino English teachers for China when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hainan tomorrow, Philippine Ambassador to Beijing Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said this morning. In a briefing in Hainan, Sta. Romana said next on Manila's agenda w...

April 9, 2018
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Manila----President Rodrigo Duterte is eager to personally hear the concerns of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong when he visits the former British colony next week, Malacanang said this morning. In a briefing at the Palace, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel A.J. Teehankee said the welfare of OFWs is one of the administration priorities...

April 6, 2018
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