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CONSUL General Raly Tejada vowed to bring up the issue of the long working hours of Filipino domestic workers when he meets with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam next month. Speaking at a Filipino community leaders’ meeting on Nov. 3, Tejada said he would also discuss with the HK leader the need for Filipino helpers to have decent accommod...

November 18, 2019
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  Philippine Consul General Raly L. Tejada has called for an end to the campaign encouraging Filipino domestic workers to rat on Hong Kong employers who join anti-government protests. Speaking at a Filipino community leaders’ meeting on Sunday (Nov. 3), Tejada said he would raise the issue with HK police commissioner Stephen Lo or even...

November 5, 2019
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  A 37-year-old Filipino domestic worker died after she hanged herself in Tai Kok Tsui over the weekend, the police said. The worker was found hanging inside her room in the flat of her employer at 11 Hoi Fai Road on Saturday (Nov. 2), said a Police Public Relations Branch spokesman. “The worker was Filipino. Her name was Elen,” t...

November 4, 2019
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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has blacklisted the employer of a Filipino domestic worker in Kowloon Tong for allegedly locking her out of their flat, forcing her to sleep in the hallway, and other abuses. Welfare Attache Virsie Tamayao said they immediately put the employer, surnamed Chun, on the POLO blacklist after photos of help...

November 1, 2019
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  A Filipino domestic worker from Antique was sentenced to 10 months in jail this afternoon (October 29) for her “minor role” in a $31.5 million online prostitution ring here in Hong Kong. District Court Judge David Dufton convicted Jeanette V.G., a single mom who worked for her employer in Mid-Levels, after she pleaded guilty to one...

October 29, 2019
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TO avoid anti-government protests on weekends, Filipino domestic workers could ask their employers if they could take their day off on a weekday, the acting chief of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) said. Assistant Labor Attache Antonio Villafuerte said that Filipino workers, particularly those who do not have young wards who go to sc...

October 23, 2019
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Pictures of a Filipino domestic worker who was allegedly locked out by her employer of their flat here in Hong Kong have gone viral. The worker, identified as Lorna E. C., in her mid-50s and from Capiz, was allegedly made to sleep in the hallway outside of her employer's flat, according to a source at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG). ...

October 20, 2019
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Heart disease was the top ailment of hospitalized overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who were visited by consular officers in the last nine months, according to latest data from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). Welfare Attache Marivic C. Clarin said POLO officers visited 188 OFWs in hospitals from January until September 2...

October 14, 2019
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A Filipino domestic worker who fell unconscious after inhaling teargas yesterday (October 6) was released from hospital this morning, a Philippine Consulate General official said. Welfare Attache Marivic Clarin said the worker, Joy P., who hails from Davao, was discharged from hospital and is now under the care of her employer in Mid-Levels. ...

October 7, 2019
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The MTR train system partially reopened today (October 6) but 38 stations remained closed.

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October 6, 2019