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Bay has accused her female employer of forcing her to clean the window of their 19th-floor flat from the outside, although she was feeling sick and “so dizzy.” Fearing for her life, the worker took a video of her cleaning the window, just in case something happened to her. Assistant Labor Attache Antonio R. Villafuerte said Nerie R. Mier ...

June 3, 2019
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MANILA---Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has urged overseas Filipino workers in countries with the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF) to avoid bringing or sending pork products, including the popular Ma Ling luncheon meat, to the Philippines because these might lead to the spread of the dreaded ASF. Piñol noted that Hong Kong wa...

May 28, 2019
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A 35-year-old Filipino domestic worker was found dead in the New Territories early this morning (May 17), according to the Hong Kong Police.

A police spokeswoman said the worker was found hanging inside her employer’s flat at 26 Tin Sum Street, in Sha Tin. “Her employer found her hanging. She used a rope,...

May 17, 2019
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Manila---The Department of Labor and Employment will hold a groundbreaking ceremony in Pampanga on Labor Day (May 1) for the first-ever "OFW hospital" in the Philippines that will provide "free services" to overseas Filipino workers, a labor official said.

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April 25, 2019
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  Foreign domestic workers will get their long-standing demand for regulated working hours if Hongkongers also have standard working hours, a lawmaker said. Legislative Council member Kenneth Leung said local Hong Kong workers had also been asking for standard working hours but this has not been granted by government. He added that he...

April 18, 2019
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  Manila---The Philippines and China will hold “exploratory talks” next week on the possible deployment of Filipino health workers to the mainland, according to Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Bello said he will visit China from April 24 to 27 to meet with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the possible deployment of ...

April 17, 2019
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THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) has recommended to Manila that overseas Filipino workers who are going to be deployed to Hong Kong for the first time should get vaccinated against measles. Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre said they recommended that “all HK-bound workers,” not just domestic workers, should get vaccinated against ...

April 17, 2019
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BECAUSE of their contribution to Hong Kong’s economy, foreign domestic workers should still be able to access subsidized medical services in public hospitals even if they had been terminated, a lawmaker said. Legislative Council (LegCo) member Fernando Cheung, chair LegCo Panel on Manpower, said he will propose this month for the HK government...

April 16, 2019
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Although she is suffering from stage 3 cancer, a 38-year-old Filipino domestic worker who was fired by her boss after being diagnosed with the ailment went to the Labour Tribunal this morning and won $30,000 after the camp of her former employer decided to settle.   Labour Tribunal Principal Presiding Officer Eric Tam awarded the amount ...

April 15, 2019
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After a vote counting machine (VCM) “jammed” on Saturday, two VCMs malfunctioned yesterday at the Bayanihan Centre in Kennedy Town, Consul General Antonio Morales said. Morales said they were also verifying a complaint from one voter who claimed that another VCM counted two “extra” votes for senator that the voter did not cast. “We...

April 14, 2019