The Court of Appeal has quashed a 2010 immigration decision rejecting a foreigner's plea to remain in the city to look after her young child, who is a permanent resident.Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am 1 comment
As absentee voting in Philippine congressional and local government elections began last week, Filipinos in Hong Kong made sure their voices were heard. Some 2,500 cast ballots, far more than in any other Filipino community abroad.21 Apr 2013 - 8:00am
Early on Wednesday evening, at the modest Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel along Connaught Road, I found myself among weeping women. It was an evening prayer for the dead, a hushed and unhurried requiem in the rush-hour heart of Central.27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's economic miracle was created by China's economic reform and open-door policy in the 1970s. This dramatic shift of our economy saw the rise of a new middle class, providing opportunities for both parents to work. The new trend gave rise to the need for domestic helpers to take care of young children and elderly grandparents at home.30 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
A hotel and a travel agency have been accused of racial discrimination for charging Filipino guests an extra HK$80 a night for a room.
The charge is listed on the website of Edmond Travel for rooms at the Guangdong Hong Kong Hotel in Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui.
When asked about the discrepancy, the hotel and the agency each pointed the finger at the other.9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Filipino domestic worker Emily is counting her money as never before, in what she feels will be a thrifty Christmas.
She has been remitting most of her salary each month as soon as she gets it. But in the past 10 months, her HK$3,480 pay has not gone as far as it used to.9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Gathering plan for domestic helpers
The government will study a proposal to turn underused car parks in Central into recreational areas for foreign domestic helpers as suggested at a district council meeting yesterday.7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Hong Kong women looking for Mr Right will find it increasingly difficult 30 years from now when there will be only 709 men for every 1,000 women, according to the latest demographic statistics.
Women in Hong Kong already outnumber men. According to figures from last year, there were 912 men for every 1,000 women.17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
The number of caucasians in Hong Kong has dropped 20 per cent over the past five years to about 36,400, sparking suggestions that the former British colony is starting to lose its appeal to western expatriates.23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Helpers delayed for HK work have contracts terminated
Several domestic helpers from the Philippines have had their jobs terminated even before they started work because their arrival in Hong Kong has been delayed by a new Manila policy aiming to create 'super maids'.23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am