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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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A migrant rights group scored a proposed rule requiring land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to temporarily pay for their employer’s Social Security System (SSS) contributions until their host country signs a labor deal with the Philippines. Migrante scored a provision in the draft IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulations) of the Social ...

March 15, 2019
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Migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Hong Kong  contribute nearly $100 billion to the city's economy, according to a research study released on Wednesday (March 6).

Hong Kong-based charity Enrich and leading global information services company Experian jointly presented 'The Value of Care: Key Contri...

March 8, 2019
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  The Hong Kong government is looking at establishing a training program for foreign domestic workers so that they would be able to work in the city’s subsidised elderly care homes, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported. It said the government was looking into the plan to ease the pressure on elderly care homes which faces chronic...

March 6, 2019
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FILIPINO domestic workers who do not get enough food from their employers can have them included in the watchlist of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), according to Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre. Dela Torre said that the POLO received complaints almost “daily” against employers who do not give enough food for their helper. He sai...

March 5, 2019
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OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) will now be covered by the Social Security System (SSS) after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Social Security Act of 2018. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed on February 15 that the President had signed the new law, which makes SSS coverage mandatory for land-based and sea-based OFWs. ...

March 4, 2019
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