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New research shows 40% of Migrant Domestic Workers Involved in Elderly Care at times do not sleep at all

| September 30, 2018
New research shows 40% of Migrant Domestic Workers Involved in Elderly Care at times do not sleep at all

A recently concluded research by the Mission For Migrant Workers (MFMW), revealed that elderly care work is widespread among Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) on top of their other household chores. The research findings showed that support for MDWs caring for the elderly is seriously inadequate, thus adversely affecting their well-being. This makes the situation worrisome. [...]

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Operation Migrante Sagip Kababayan for victims of typhoon Ompong/Mangkhut

| September 18, 2018
Operation Migrante Sagip Kababayan for victims of typhoon Ompong/Mangkhut

An emergency relief program for the victims of calamities in the Philippines Operation Migrante Sagip Kababayan (Operation Migrants’ Rescue Compatriots) September 17, 2018 Dear Friends, Greetings of peace! We humbly request your support for the victims of super typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut), which ravaged northern Philippines last September 14-15. We need your help urgently. [...]

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OFW Leaders Kapihan Forum Held at St Johns Cathedral

| August 31, 2018
OFW Leaders Kapihan Forum Held at St Johns Cathedral

Leaders urged the Philippine and HK governments to curb illegal collection, return to direct hiring, while calling for wage increase, 11-hour uninterrupted rest plus meal breaks, and respect workers’ rights. On 19 August 2018, representatives from nearly 50 OFW organizations attended the first “Leaders’ Kapihan” of the year to discuss and collectively act on issues [...]

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ATIS-HK demands removal of former leader from PH Immigration blacklist

| August 22, 2018
ATIS-HK demands removal of former leader from PH Immigration blacklist

Ang dating guro ng high school sa Abra at dating overseas Filipino worker (OFW), una sa Riyadh at bago mag desisyon mag “for good” ay nagtrabaho sa Hong Kong bilang domestic worker ng 15-taon na si Caridad Bachiler, kilalang “Mommy Caring” o sa ilan ay “Manang Caring” ngayon ay isa sa nasa listahan ng Immigration [...]

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NAIA runway closure due to Xiamen aircraft mishap extended

| August 18, 2018
NAIA runway closure due to Xiamen aircraft mishap extended

  18 August 2018 – As of press time, Xiamen Air aircraft is being transported to the Balagbag ramp after being lifted from the site of incident. A final extension of runway closure until 12 noon today is necessary to give way for the demobilization of heavy equipment used to lift the aircraft. Simultaneously, clearing [...]

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Research reveals most of FDW wage spent on expenses in HK

| August 7, 2018
Research reveals most of FDW wage spent on expenses in HK

A research study by two Hong Kong – based NGOs released today on how foreign domestic workers typically spend their monthly wage showed that expenses paid to HK businesses and services take three-fifths (3/5) of their salary leaving only about HK$1700 for family remittance and savings. The “Where Do Your Wages Go?“ Research on the [...]

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Task Force Launches Handbook to Tackle Human Trafficking

| August 1, 2018
Task Force Launches Handbook to Tackle Human Trafficking

The Hong Kong Civil Society Task Force, established in 2016, is a multidisciplinary and collaborative consortium of 27 organizations with the mission to advance anti-trafficking efforts in the Hong Kong SAR collectively. The Handbook’s release follows the endorsement of the Hong Kong SAR Authority’s 2018 Action Plan to tackle trafficking in persons and enhance protection [...]

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OFW team wins in Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race

| July 2, 2018
OFW team wins in Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race

Amidst of the scorching heat of the sun they’ve proven that their abilities are beyond flats and houses that serves as their working ground. They are newbies! Yes, if in terms of the time they were established as a team, but this all-Filipino Domestic Helpers proved that they can go side by side with professionals [...]

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Territory-wide anti-drug campaign for a drug-free society launched

| June 23, 2018
Territory-wide anti-drug campaign for a drug-free society launched

The Acting Chief Executive, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (June 23) officiated at the opening ceremony of the large-scale anti-drug event Fight Drugs Together 2018, launching this year’s territory-wide campaign against drugs. The event was jointly organised by the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau, the Action Committee Against Narcotics (ACAN) and Radio Television Hong [...]

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Diplomatic Reception in celebration of the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence held

| June 21, 2018
Diplomatic Reception in celebration of the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence held

On the occasion of the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence A Cocktail Reception for the Diplomatic Community was held at the Conrad Hotel Pacific Place in Admiralty. The Reception was also attended by selct individuals from the Filipino community in Hong Kong as well as some officials from the Hong Kong SAR [...]

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