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The Philippine Consulate General has confirmed that a Filipina domestic helper was quarantined after her employer's parents, who came to Hong Kong from Wuhan on Jan.22, tested positive for the novel ...

January 26, 2020

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A Filipina who worked as a domestic helper  in Hong Kong in 2019 was convicted of child abuse on Jan.13, 2020 after she injured her employer’s child using a flat iron. The Tuen Mun Magistrates' ...

January 16, 2020

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong born within the period of 1957-1959 has until Feb.17,2020 to apply for new Smart identity cards. The Immigration Department has started the seventh phase of its Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise on Nov 16, 2019, which will continue until Feb.17 this year. OFWs should book an appointment as ...

January 6, 2020

A new year ushers in increased contributions to the national health insurance program for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Starting 2020, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.  (Philhealth) will increase the premium rate of direct contributors, which include OFWs, from 2.75 percent of their monthly salary to 3 percent. For OFWs earning P20,800, this ...

January 3, 2020

Amid continuing reports of Filipina domestic helpers suffering from depression and committing suicide,  the Department of Social Welfare and Development plans to form groups of volunteers in Hong Kong which will help overseas Filipino workers cope with emotional distress as well as address mental health problems. Social welfare attache Elizabeth Lim Dy ...

December 30, 2019

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