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A 26-year-old Filipino woman fell to her death yesterday (April 5) while trying to take a selfie on a waterfall in Hong Kong, local media reported. According to the Oriental Daily, the woman was declared dead at 1:31 p.m. at the Tuen Mun hospital, where she was brought by rescuers. The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. at the Ng Tung Cha...

April 5, 2019
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  AN employer who does not give a full rest day to her foreign domestic worker faces a fine of up to $50,000, according to a legal expert. Speaking during a forum at the Philippine Consulate General, lawyer Louise Le Pla urged Filipino domestic workers to assert their right to a full day off. “A rest day is a full 24 hours. So, if y...

April 3, 2019
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  Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) vacationing in the Philippines this summer have nothing to be worried about being required to have anti-measles shots before returning to Hong Kong, the Philippine Consulate General said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the consulate received a letter from HK Foo...

April 2, 2019
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  To ensure that foreign domestic workers get the health assistance that they need, some Hong Kong lawmakers are thinking of making medical insurance mandatory in their employment contract. Legislative Council (LegCo) member Kenneth Leung said in a forum on March 24 that his colleague, lawmaker Fernando Cheung, will suggest to the govern...

April 1, 2019
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  A total of 61 Filipinos died in Hong Kong last year and most of them died after they had fallen ill, outgoing Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre said. Speaking at a gathering of friends and supporters who were calling for his retention on March 25, Dela Torre said the issue of “poor health” of many OFWs should be seen through the ...

March 30, 2019
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  The HK Center the Health Protection (CHP) is investigating the case of a 17-year-old visitor from the Philippines who tested positive for measles after he arrived here in HK on March 23. This developed as a ranking Philippine Consulate General (PCG) official said it has not received any formal communication from the HK government sayin...

March 29, 2019
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      The police arrested 22 Filipinos---two men and 20 women---when they recently raided two bars that allegedly had no license in Central. A police spokesperson said members of the Regional Anti-Triad Unit and the Regional Special Deputy Squads mounted an operation, codenamed “Levington", and arrested 23 men and 21 wo...

March 29, 2019
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The Immigration Department (ImmD) announced today (March 21) that from April 1 to June 1, 2019, Hong Kong residents born in 1968 or 1969 should apply for a new smart identity card in person at a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC). The SIDCCs are open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (except public holidays). The t...

March 21, 2019
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  A 28-year-old returning overseas Filipino worker admitted this lunchtime (March 19) that she stole more than $5,000 from a fellow domestic worker. Jenny Anne G.N., 28, pleaded guilty to one count of theft at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts after she made several withdrawals and stole $5,830 from the bank account of Lilian B.C., who a...

March 19, 2019
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Two MTR trains collided near the Central station before dawn this morning, injuring at least one driver, local media reported. An train bound for Central and another that was bound for Tsuen Wan collided during a test of the new signalling system at around 3 am. Pictures of the incident showed the two trains were serverely damaged but there w...

March 18, 2019
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