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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
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WILL Filipinos in Hong Kong retain the crown? The monthlong overseas voting for the 2019 Philippine midterm elections begins tomorrow (April 13) as officials eye a 60 percent turnout for Filipino voters in Hong Kong. Consul Robert D. Quintin said the Filipino community in HK consistently had the highest voter turnout among the different Filip...

April 12, 2019
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A 40-year-old Filipino woman was killed last night (April 10) during a fight with man who identified himself as her husband in Kowloon City. An officer of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) said the victim had the initials A.C. A consulate official asked that her identity be withheld until her family in th...

April 11, 2019
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  A Legislative Council (LegCo) member has promised to take up with the government the request to lower loan interest rates for foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong. LegCo member Kenneth Leung said during a forum at the Philippine Consulate General on March 24 that he would take up the issue with HK government officials during the quest...

April 9, 2019
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A 26-year-old Filipino woman fell to her death yesterday (April 5) while trying to take a selfie on a waterfall in Hong Kong, local media reported. According to the Oriental Daily, the woman was declared dead at 1:31 p.m. at the Tuen Mun hospital, where she was brought by rescuers. The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. at the Ng Tung Cha...

April 5, 2019
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  AN employer who does not give a full rest day to her foreign domestic worker faces a fine of up to $50,000, according to a legal expert. Speaking during a forum at the Philippine Consulate General, lawyer Louise Le Pla urged Filipino domestic workers to assert their right to a full day off. “A rest day is a full 24 hours. So, if y...

April 3, 2019
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  Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) vacationing in the Philippines this summer have nothing to be worried about being required to have anti-measles shots before returning to Hong Kong, the Philippine Consulate General said. Consul Paul Saret, head of the PCG-Assistance to Nationals Section, said the consulate received a letter from HK Foo...

April 2, 2019