Posts by ccanete@hkpub.com

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aaaThe data on the current population of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong from the Immigration Department showed a decreasing number during the pandemic specifically for 2020 and from January to September of 2021. 46% of the drop in the number of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong comes from the Philippines, 52% comes from Indonesia. ...

18 hours ago
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aaaPolice Authorities reported a 7-year-old girl got choked while eating a jelly during a classroom break at Chiu Sheung School in Pok Fu Lam Road on Oct. 20. The girl named Zairalaine Shaikh, was identified to have a Filipina-Indian descent and is currently in ICU at Queen Mary Hospital, fighting for her life. In a police report, the girl collapsed and was unconscious when the ambulance arrived. She was sent immediately to Queen Mary Hospital and regained her consciousness. Elena Leones Siobal, 42-year-old Filipino mother of Shaikh, said...

October 25, 2021
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aaaOne sea crew member and one air crew member are two of four imported Covid-19 cases, Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported today, Oct. 24. The other two imported cases are domestic workers from Philippines. The sea crew member is a 37 years old male from  Philippines who arrived in Hong Kong on Oct. 22, 16 days after his second vaccine,  via Philippine Airlines PR300 flight. He received two jabs of Moderna...

October 24, 2021
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aaaWithin three days, two cases of Filipino accused of assault was heard at Eastern at Magistracy Court this October. Last Oct. 21, Maricel Landicho Tamboan, a Filipina domestic worker was charged of Assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The 40-year old Pinoy assaulted another Filipina, Helen Bandong Garcia on July 14 this year at Bracken Hill, Barker Road, at the Peak. The assault resulted actual bodily harm to Garcia, as stated in the court document but details of the incident was not disclosed. Tamboan’s counsel told Magistrate Dan...

October 24, 2021
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aaaThe Free Influenza vaccination program of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in partnership with the Department of Health of Hong Kong government will be extended on Oct. 24 and 31. Those who are 50 years old and above, children below 12 years old, pregnant women and those with disabilities can avail the free influenza vaccination at the POLO office at the 29th Floor United Centre Building at Admiralty from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Interested individuals should bring their Original Hong Kong ID. For those who can not visit the POL...

October 22, 2021
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aaaFilipina resident, working as a cleaner, was sentenced to a fine of HK$2000 in a theft case heard yesterday, Oct. 19, at Eastern Court Magistracy. Loreta C.S., 47, pleaded guilty immediately after the charges of theft according to Theft Ordinance, Cap.210 under Hong Kong Laws was read and translated to her in Tagalog . On Oct. 4 of this year, as stated in the document from the court, Loreta C.S. stole one pack of frozen ribs, one pack of frozen shrimps, three bottles of cooking oil, one pack of chicken wings, and one canned food with a to...

October 20, 2021
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aaaThe Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong recovered the number of OFW registered voters deactivated in 2019 due to active participation of the OFWs in Hong Kong for the last three months. The surge of registrants since mid of July reaches a total of more than 16,000, equivalent to deactivated voters in 2019, according to Consul Bob Quintin of the Philippine Consulate. In the mid-Senatorial election in 2019, there were 87,441 registered voters in Hong Kong but it decreased to 16,672 due to several reasons. In the 2016 National Election, there ...

October 18, 2021
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aaaAfter weeks of horrifying experience of pain, Ferlita, 28, could finally say she is now a bit physically fine and just need rest for complete healing after her surgery. Her pain started last Aug. 19, while working at her employer, she felt a sharp pain in the lower part of her abdomen. She immediately informed her employer about it but her employer did not send her to the hospital because of the fear for Covid -19 virus. When Popo – her employer’s mother - saw Ferlita in pain, she was sent  to the clinic. Ferlita received some medici...

October 5, 2021