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A Filipino community leader in Hong Kong slammed the decision of controversy-ridden Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to implement the scheduled increase in member contributions even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dolores Balladares-Pelaez, chairperson of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong, called for...

December 30, 2020
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The Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) will bear the expenses of quarantine accommodations of returning migrant Filipino workers while the travel ban is in effect, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said Wednesday.

Bello, in a message to Hong Kong News, said returning OFWs will be quarantined in faciliti...

December 30, 2020
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Filipino citizens in Hong Kong will still be able to return to the Philippines despite President Rodrigo Duterte's order to ban travelers from 20 countries and territories where more transmissible COVID-19 strains were detected.

A memorandum order issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Tuesday said F...

December 29, 2020
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A Filipina was issued a HK$5,000 penalty ticket after she was caught without a mask in Statue Square in Central on Sunday.

Philippine Consul General Raly Tejada shared a copy of the Filipina’s ticket on Facebook on Monday.

“Kawawa naman si Kabayan. Pina...

December 29, 2020
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The Hospital Authority (HA) said the United Christian Hospital (UCH) will temporarily stop admitting COVID-19 patients in their wards as six more coronavirus infections linked to the growing hospital cluster were confirmed on Monday.

Dr. Tony Ko, HA Chief Executive, said the UCH will be realigning manpower as many o...

December 28, 2020
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Migrant worker groups hit a Legislative Council member’s call to prohibit domestic workers from staying outside and gathering during the weekend and prosecute those who do so.

Sringatin, a spokesperson for the workers' group Asian Migrants Coordinating Body, dubbed the proposal by lawmaker Elizabeth Quat as “...

December 27, 2020
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Foreign domestic workers and their agencies grasped at straws upon entry to Hong Kong after the government suddenly imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all arrivals.

Hong Kong Union of Employment Agencies chairperson Thomas Chan said the order caused “chaotic and messy” situations for agencies in Manila a...

December 26, 2020
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Hong Kong tightened measures for all inbound travelers from outside China on Christmas Day and extended the quarantine period upon arrival to 21 days from the previous 14 days.

The government made the announcement in a press release shortly after midnight of Dec. 25 in its bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the...

December 25, 2020
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The Executive Council has given the government power to issue mandatory quarantine for all inbound travelers to not more than 28 days.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam in a press conference with other ministers on Wednesday said they have amended the ordinance to include this, which will empower the Secretary for Food an...

December 23, 2020
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Health authorities on Wednesday said two returnees were found to have a coronavirus strain similar to the one spreading across England, as the city logged 53 new COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said they found the 2 cases after they analyzed the genetic make-up of 11 sample...

December 23, 2020