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Classes and work are suspended this morning after the Hong Kong Observatory issued the Storm Signal no. 8 before 6 a.m. today. "This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the northeast quarter," the HKO said in its latest bulletin. Typhoon Hato is expected to make landfall at around 100 kilometr...

August 22, 2017
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The Hong Kong Observatory has issued Strong Wind Signal No. 3,  its latest bulletin said. Gusts reaching 90 kilometers per hour or above may continue to affect Hong Kong, the HKO said. "According to the present forecast track, Hato is expected to be closest to Hong Kong tomorrow morning (Wednesday) and may skirt within 100 kilometres south o...

August 22, 2017
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A group of Philippine-based recruiters made an arrangement with the Department of Foreign Affairs to allow would-be overseas Filipino workers to skip the online scheduling to get their new passports. Alfredo Palmiery, president of the Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP), told Hong Kong News the new recrui...

August 22, 2017
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MIGRANT domestic workers on Sunday said they would be seeking a minimum allowable wage of $5,500, saying this amount is pegged to the required living wage in Hong Kong. The Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body cited the studies made by grassroots organizations and workers', which pegged the required living wage at $9,828 ($40.20/hour) based on 9.4 ...

August 20, 2017
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MIGRANT domestic workers are set to press the Hong Kong government for a nearly $700-increase to the minimum allowable wage. A Facebook post on the page of Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body said the group would be campaigning for a $5,000 MAW. The Hong Kong government in 2016 raised foreign domestic workers' MAW to $4,310. The group added tha...

August 20, 2017
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PHILIPPINE Ambassador to Singapore Antonio Morales is set to replace Consul-General Bernardita Catalla as the head of the Philippine Consulate here in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Vice-Consul Alex Vallespin is also leaving Hong Kong for a post in Guam. Catalla has been confirmed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the ...

August 17, 2017
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PHILIPPINE officials are set to propose a shared portal with the Indonesian Consulate for the cross-checking of employers in Hong Kong that were watchlisted or blacklisted by either of the two agencies. “The portal is just a simple portal. We have our own database and they have their own database, but we can not in wholesale fashion sh...

August 15, 2017
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PHILIPPINE officials proposed that a staggered work schedule be granted to Filipino household service workers so the latter could enjoy rest hours within their working day. The proposal was made during the latest Technical Working Group meeting between Hong Kong and Philippine officials held on July 19. The staggered working hours woul...

August 15, 2017
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FOUR airport personnel working at the baggage loading station of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport  Terminal 1 were arrested for allegedly stealing millions worth jewelry owned by the wife of the Turkish Foreign Minister who attended the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila. Manila International Airport Authority ...

August 9, 2017
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FOR the second time, Ester Ylagan, the owner of the shuttered Emry’s Employment Agency, failed to appear at the hearing of criminal charges against her at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts. Representatives from the Labour Department on July 17 were left asking people in the gallery of Court 2 to inquire whether they were representing Yla...

August 8, 2017
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