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Filipinos in Hong Kong

Immigration stand on Filipino mother misconceived, appeal judges say

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

Hong Kong's Filipino community flocks to vote in home elections

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

Anger must run its course before the healing can begin

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

Mainland maids: a minefield in the making?

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

Hotel surcharge targets Filipinos

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

Thrifty Christmas for Filipinos as dollar slumps against peso

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

Car parks proposed for maids' recreation

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

The challenge of finding 'Mr He'll Have To Do' in 2036

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

Drop in caucasians suggests city is losing appeal to west

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

Maids lose jobs over Manila policy

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