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Highlighting the health concerns of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), two more domestic workers died here in Hong Kong in the last week, a consulate official said. The official, who asked not to be identified, said the two Filipino women apparently died of a heart attack. They are the 25th and the 26th dead OFW to be repatri...

August 3, 2018
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A Filipino domestic worker tried to kill herself in Sheung Shui yesterday morning, the Hong Kong Police said. A police spokesperson said the worker hanged herself inside the toilet of her employer’s home but her 39-year-old male employer found her in time to save her. “She’s still alive,” the spokesperson said. “This is a case of at...

August 2, 2018
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LISTENING to the clamour of Filipino domestic workers, Labor Attache Leonida Romulo has required employment agencies to tell employers that they should not give only noodles to their helpers for their food. Romulo said she decided to add another provision to the “Agency’s Undertaking”---the document agency owners sign before they are accre...

August 1, 2018
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Guilty! An employment agency in Tsuen Wan was convicted of overcharging a foreign domestic worker, the Labour Department (LD) said. In a statement, the LD said My Friends Service Limited was found guilty at the West Kowloon Magistrates Courts on July 25 and ordered to pay a fine of $8,000. "According to the law, EAs (employment agencies) a...

July 27, 2018
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An Indonesian domestic worker fell to her death while cleaning the window of her employer's high-rise apartment in Tseung Kwan O (TKO) on Wednesday. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance of Nationals Section, said the TKO police told the consulate that the domestic worker was not a Filipino woman. "We confirme...

July 26, 2018
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The Filipino domestic worker who had a severe stroke over the weekend in Kowloon has died.

She is the 24th overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Hong Kong who will be going home in a coffin this year.

A consulate official said Bernadett M. Natividad died on Monday (July 23) at the Kwong Wah Hospital.

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July 26, 2018
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) unveiled yesterday (July 24) the new 2018 series of Hong Kong banknotes. The HKMA said the new series will come in five denominations---$1,000, $500, $100, $50, and $20---and will be put into circulation in batches starting in the last quarter of the year. They will be issued by Hong Kong’s three note...

July 25, 2018
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The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) this afternoon raised typhoon signal number 3 over HK due to Tropical Depression Son-Tinh. The HKO raised the Strong Wind Signal Number 3 at 4:20 p.m. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected. "At 4 p.m., Tropical Storm Son-Tinh was estimated to be about 340 kilometres...

July 17, 2018
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MANILA---After saying sorry, Labor Attache (Labatt) Jalilo Dela Torre will return to Hong Kong to take back his old post at the helm of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. Bello said Labor Attache Leonida V. Romulo, who is expected to arrive here in HK on July 15, will head the POLO in Wan Chai ...

July 13, 2018
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THE Hong Kong government will continue to protect the rights and benefits of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the city, Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said during the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine independence. Speaking during the diplomatic reception on June 19 at the Conrad Hotel in Admiralt...

July 10, 2018
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