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A Filipino domestic worker and her 66-year-old employer in Mid-Levels were charged with money laundering at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts yesterday (January 7). Prosecutors accused J.E. Palpal-latoc and her employer, P.H. Wong, of laundering HK $19,104,851.68 from January 2010 until May 2018. “Wong…together with (Palpal-latoc) dealt w...

January 8, 2019
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  FOREIGN domestic workers urged theHong Kong government to set “appropriate working hours” for them so that they could not be exploited by their employers. Marking International Migrants Day, members of the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) marched to the Government Head Offices in Admiralty on Dec. 16 an...

January 7, 2019
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Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre allayed the fears of Filipino domestic workers that their visa application might be rejected if they break more than two contracts with employers within a year. Dela Torre said that Immigration Department (ImmD) officials told the Philippine Consulate General that they deal with visa applications “on an individu...

January 4, 2019
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AROUND 100 foreign domestic workers graduated recently from a caregiver training program in Kennedy Town as the demand for caregivers in Hong Kong continues to grow due to the city’s ageing population. Active Global Specialized Caregivers held the graduation ceremony of its training program at the Bayanihan Centre in Kennedy Town on December 2...

January 3, 2019
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THE Hong Kong government has rejected suggestions that there should be a “probation period” for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) who want to work in the city. Labour and Welfare Secretary Dr. Law Chi-kwong said the proposal to amend the Standard Employment Contract to require a probation period might cause more problems not just to the worker...

January 2, 2019
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The much-awaited rebate for Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) members is expected to be distributed early this year, according to OWWA officials. OWWA administrator HansLeo Cacdac had said the guidelines for rebate for those who had been OWWA members for at least 10 years and had not availed of any OWWA program or services was expec...

January 2, 2019
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BE not afraid. A Filipino domestic worker from Prince Edward recovered P70,000 in illegally collected fees less than three months after she filed a complaint against her employment agency. Joan Imperial, who is from Naga City, said she was able to recover P70,000 of the P83,000 that she paid to her agency after she was assisted by the Mission...

December 28, 2018
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A High Court judge sentenced a 50-year-old Filipino seaman to more than nine years in prison after he admitted to smuggling into Hong Kong more than HK$1.6 million (P10.7 million) worth of cocaine. Court of First Instance Justice E. Toh said the defendant, with initials C.B.P., should have been imprisoned for 23 years but she reduced his sentenc...

December 24, 2018
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A few days before Christmas, two Filipino women passed away in Hong Kong, consulate officials said this afternoon (Dec. 23). Domestic worker Myla Sheila Caseno Soriao, 41 years old and a native of Calinog, Iloilo, died on Friday (Dec. 21) at the North District Hospital in Sheung Sui after she suffered a stroke. On the other hand, a 60-year-ol...

December 23, 2018
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MANILA---Nearly 700 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the first nine months of 2018, according to the latest data from the Philippine Department of Health. The DOH-Epidemiology Bureau said 697 OFWs tested positive from January to September for the virus, which causes the Acquired Immune...

December 20, 2018
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