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Manila---A group of Filipino domestic workers has urged the Duterte Administration to increase the minimum allowable wage for Filipino household service workers it sends abroad to US$700 (HK$5,495) from the current US$400. The group SANDIGAN (Samahan ng mga DH sa Gitnang Silangan) called for a $700 minimum wage due to the rising cost of living i...

August 31, 2018
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AT least two Filipinos are arrested every month at the Hong Kong international airport for carrying stun guns, pepper sprays, and other prohibited objects, a consulate official said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) -Assistance to Nationals Section, warned Filipinos that HK is very strict with stun guns, bullets,...

August 22, 2018
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Saying they had received "complaints," the Hong Kong Police warned Filipino domestic workers against gambling illegally in public places, particularly in Central.

The police said they received complaints that domestic workers were gambling in Chater Garden, Lambeth Walk Garden (the garden beside Chater Garden going to...

August 20, 2018
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  TWO Filipinos---a Hong Kong resident and a domestic worker---committed suicide in the last three weeks, according to the Hong Kong Police. The police said the first case involved a Filipino man, aged 41, who reportedly jumped off the 13th floor of a housing estate in Mui Wo while the other was the domestic worker who allegedly hanged h...

August 17, 2018
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SAYING their food allowance was 'unbelievably low,' various migrant groups in Hong Kong have formally asked the government to increase the food allowance of foreign domestic workers to $2,500. Presenting a united front, the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB), the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU), and the Komunit...

August 15, 2018
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The Filipino domestic worker who allegedly tried to kill herself last week died this afternoon in a hospital in the New Territories, a consulate official said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the 32-year-old worker in Sheung Shui died after her life-support system was turned off w...

August 8, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker died this morning (August 7) in Chai Wan after suffering from a stroke, a consulate official said this afternoon. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Assistance to Nationals Section, said the Filipina died at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital after she was brought there. She is the fourth Filipino domestic wor...

August 7, 2018
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Filipino domestic workers are now spending more money on agency fees and loan payments than on remittances to their families back in the Philippines, according to a research study conducted by two non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The study, dubbed "Where Do Your Wages Go?---A Research on the Expenditures of Migrant domestic Workers in Hong...

August 6, 2018
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The Hong Kong Police found nothing suspicious in its initial investigation into the recent deaths of two Filipino domestic workers in Mid-Levels and Lohas Park. In a statement, the police said their initial inquiry showed "no suspicious elements" in the deaths of the Filipino women, aged 53 and 62. An official of the Philippine Consulate Gener...

August 6, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker is in critical condition after she tried to kill herself in Sheung Shui on Wednesday morning, a consulate official said this afternoon. The official said Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) officers visited the Filipina at the North District hospital earlier today (August 3) but she was still in a coma at th...

August 3, 2018
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