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Keep up-to-date with the latest news and stories from across the migrant community.



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An elderly doctor found guilty of molesting his Filipino domestic worker was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment on Thursday. Read the full story at The Sun Web


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The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) said Tuesday it issued legal proceedings on behalf of a foreign domestic worker who alleged that her former employer sexually harassed her. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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Two places foreign domestic workers frequent were issued with compulsory testing orders on Friday evening. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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Eleven Filipina domestic helpers were arrested by police during an anti-illegal gambling operation on Murray Road near Charter Garden in Central this morning, Apr 25, the Hong Kong Police said. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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The Hong Kong government is set to hold another round of mandatory testing for all foreign domestic workers in the city starting on Saturday, May 15, until May 30. As before, all those who are fully vaccinated are exempt. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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Migrant leaders are calling on their fellow foreign domestic workers to wear red this Sunday to show their anger at the Hong Kong government’s decision to require all of them to get tested for Covid-19 again. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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- Caregivers of those aged 60 or above – up to two per resident – will be among those given vaccination priority, according to a source - While no walk-in services will be available, slots can be booked online or through the post office or Housing Authority Read the full story at SCMP


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All’s well that ends well in the case of a Filipina domestic helper who was pursued by a money transfer company after she went silent when asked to pay back the Php40,000 overpayment for a remittance she made on Dec 20 last year. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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Hong Kong is pushing through with the first easing of social distancing measures since the onset of the fourth Covid-19 wave in November, but people will still have to gather in groups of two in public spaces. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the government hopes the situation in Hong Kong will “go back to normal” after the Lunar New Year, amid signs the latest coronavirus outbreak in the city has subsided. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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Seven Filipino migrant workers who got stranded on Feb. 2 left Hong Kong on Saturday to return to the Philippines, according to a migrant support group. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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The Filipino domestic worker population shrunk in January, more than a month after the government tightened its policy on applications for extensions of stay. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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A hiker died in hospital on Thursday after being airlifted from a Hong Kong country park where she had been trekking. The middle-aged woman and a female friend were hiking in Sai Kung East Country Park when the incident happened at around 9.42am. Read the full story at SCMP


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Several buildings in Sham Shui Po, Jordan and Tin Shui Wai have been sealed off overnight, as the government undertakes “ambush lockdowns” for the second day in a row in a bid to put the coronavirus infections under control. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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A 35-year-old Filipino domestic worker appeared in Eastern Court this morning, charged with stabbing a fellow Filipino driver and his friend outside the public toilet at the City Hall carpark on Edinburgh Place on Saturday, Jan 30. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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A former domestic worker who has confessed to flying back to the Philippines after being arrested by Hong Kong police for suspected money laundering has pointed to a fellow Filipina as one of the major operators of the syndicate. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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A police probe is underway for a reported stabbing incident in Central on Saturday evening which left two Filipino men injured. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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Ini-report ng Department of Health (DOH) ang 1,173 na sariwang kumpirmadong kaso ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ngayong Martes, dahilan para umarangkada ito pataas sa 516,116. Read the full story at Philstar Ngayon


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A Filipina former domestic helper is facing charges of money laundering and overstaying her visa in Eastern Court following her arrest in November last year for her suspected involvement in moving illicit money through her ATM account. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority encouraged the public to use electronic payment systems in lieu of red packets with cash for giving lai-see during the Lunar New Year. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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A Filipina domestic worker was accused of stealing HK$768,000 from her employer’s bank account in the course of 14 months. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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Handa umano si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na maunang magpabakuna kontra COVID-19 para maalis ang takot at pangamba ng publiko rito. Read the full story at PhilStar Ngayon


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Lani, who until then did not even have an inkling as to what a bitcoin – a digital currency that can be used to buy other currencies, products and services –, was directed to go to a bitcoin ATM near the Mong Kok MTR station and do the transactions there. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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A Filipina was fined HK$3,000 after pleading guilty to taking HK$2,000 cash left by its owner at a bank telling machine in Central in 2018. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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An Indonesian domestic worker was found dead after reportedly falling from a building in North Point on Thursday. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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Two Filipina domestic workers passed on two days apart last week, with one collapsing in the flat of her employer in Shatin, and the other reportedly succumbing to liver ailment in Queen Mary hospital. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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A viral video of a woman, apparently a Filipina, tangling with three police officers in a still undetermined place and time, has prompted Consul General Raly Tejada to advise Filipinos to cooperate when asked for their Hong Kong ID cards during spot checks. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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A Filipina domestic worker was sentenced to a suspended two-week jail term after admitting to selling fake sunglasses in Central. Read the full story at Hong Kong News


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If things worked according to plan, 51-year-old Filipina domestic worker Marlyn Figuracion could still be alive today. Her 26-year-old son, Edmar, who works with her in the same household in Hong Kong, had volunteered to donate part of his liver to try and save his mother from a life-threatening ailment. But it was too late for Ms. Figuracion. Read the full story at The Sun HK


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Upang mapabilis at malayang makabiyahe sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa at maging sa iba pang parte ng mundo, isinulong ni Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano ang pagkakaroon ng ‘Vaccine passport“ para sa lahat ng mga Pinoy. Read the full story at Philstar Ngayon