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Filipina Files for Damages worth HKD 250,000 for Injuries

When there’s injustice involved, such as suffering from abuse or sustaining injuries at work, domestic helpers need to understand where they stand in the law and where to look for help or assistance in such cases. Having access to this information or to people who can give you advice regarding such cases could make a [...]

Pinay DH Slapped HKD 2,000 Fine for Shoplifting

With over 370,000 foreign domestic helpers (majority or 200,000 of which come from the Philippines) out of the 7 million residents in Hong Kong, it’s not surprising to find different kinds of news about this sector more often than not. After all, the OFW community in Hong Kong Kong, which is predominantly comprised of domestic [...]

HKID Card Replacement Centres Now in Service

With the government’s smart (Hong Kong ID) card replacement initiative now in full swing, residents including domestic helpers are encouraged to begin setting an appointment schedule to avail the mandatory card replacement application offered by the government. In line with this, nine newly opened Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres on the island have begun operations [...]

Filipino Student Detained at Hong Kong Airport for Possession of Restricted Item

Travelling overseas, whether if only transiting through a country, can hold a person liable for any restricted item(s) found in his/her luggage as per international laws. This is especially important for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who travel to other countries for employment, particularly here in Hong Kong which has very strict immigration protocols right from [...]

Pinay DH Wins HKD 9,000 in Claims but Collection Uncertain vs. No-show Employer

In Hong Kong, the government has set up laws to protect both employer and employee through a process which will require either party to submit legal documentation should they wish to end a contract or render termination for transfer of work. This has surely served its purpose under ideal conditions where both parties comply with [...]

Labatt to Push Mandatory Health Check-ups for FDHs by Holding Talks with Communities

With the growing concern over the safety, health and welfare of overseas Filipino communities, especially in Hong Kong, Labour Attaché  Jalilo dela Torre has been in talks with the Hong Kong government to secure its support for the mandatory health check-ups for Filipino domestic helpers (FDHs) based on the growing numbers of morbidity cases within [...]

POEA Delays Insurance Policy for PH Household Service Workers Indefinitely

With several new policies lined up to protect the interests and welfare of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is cautious in setting its programs in full throttle especially when these initiatives affect not only Filipino household service workers but also their employers, and in a way, the Hong [...]