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Philippine Consulate General (PCG) officials yesterday (October 13) reminded a group of Filipino hikers to avoid indecent acts in public after they were photographed baring their buttocks after climbing a mountain here in Hong Kong. Consul Paul Saret, PCG-Assistance to Nations Section chief, said the hikers who were photographed and their fellow...

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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
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  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 218,8...

October 3, 2019
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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 Govern...

September 27, 2019
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    Chief Executive Carrie Lam is expected to formally withdraw this afternoon (September 4) the much-criticized extradition bill that sparked the massive anti-government demonstrations since June, local media reported. RTHK reported that Lam will meet with pro-government lawmakers and members of the National People’s Congress,...

September 4, 2019
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  A Filipino domestic worker sought the help of the police after she lost more than $4,000 in Statue Square in Central on Sunday (September 1). Janet H. said she suspects a fellow Filipina in their hangout took her wallet and got away with her monthly salary of $4,410. “Suspect ko kasama ko lang kasi doon lang nawala kung saan ako n...

September 3, 2019
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    The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) yesterday (September 2)advised Filipinos to delay “non-essential travel” to Hong Kong as anti-government protests continue to rock the city. The PCG noted that the protests had disrupted the city’s modes of transport. Late on Saturday night, train services were suspended in the Tsu...

September 3, 2019
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  Hong Kong residents, including foreign domestic helpers, born in 1955 or 1956 should have their HK identity cards (HKIC) replaced starting later this month until mid November, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said. The ImmD said those born in 1955 and 1956 can have their HKICs replaced at the different Smart Identity Card Replacement ...

September 3, 2019
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THE Philippine Consulate General (PCG) has asked the Hong Kong government to make it mandatory for employers to give foreign domestic workers their long service pay if they have served for at least five years. Assistant Labor Attache Antonio Villafuerte, officer in charge of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, said they made the formal request...

September 2, 2019
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  A 32-year-old Filipino domestic helper died yesterday (September 1) of an apparent heart attack in Yuen Long, according to the police. A police spokesperson said the worker was brought unconscious to the Pok Oi Hospital in Au Tau, Yuen Long but the doctors were not able to revive her. “She was taken there unconscious and was later...

September 2, 2019