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Heart disease was the top ailment of hospitalized overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who were visited by consular officers in the last nine months, according to latest data from the ...

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The MTR train system partially reopened today (October 6) but 38 stations remained closed. In an advisory, the MTR said its train service will remain open only up to 9 pm while the ...

October 6, 2019

The MTR rail system, inclduing the Airport Express, remained closed this morning (October 5) due to anti-government protests last night. The MTR said it closed down all of its rail lines after ...

October 5, 2019

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  A 39-year-old Filipino asylum seeker was sentenced to five years in prison after she admitted to trafficking shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and marijuana worth more than $12,000 in Yau Ma Tei. Deputy High Court Judge Amanda Woodcock sent Sharon V.B., a former domestic worker, to prison on September 13 after she pleaded guilty to ...

October 8, 2019

  Instead of going down, the number of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong has increased by nearly 3,000 amid the anti-government protests, according to latest data from the Immigration Department (ImmD). The number of Filipino helpers rose from 216,052 in June--when the protests began--to 216,375 in July; 217,961 in August; and 218,883 in ...

October 3, 2019

The Hong Kong government has increased the Minimum Allowable Wage (MAW) for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) by $110 starting tomorrow (September 28). In a statement, the government said the MAW will be increased by 2.4 per cent, from $4,520 to $4,630 per month and this will apply to all FDH contracts signed on or after tomorrow. “The Government ...

September 27, 2019

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