More than 1,000 Filipinos employed in Hong Kong have been unable to leave the Philippines since February 2. Photo: Facebook

Coronavirus: Filipino workers stranded in Manila ask World Court to overturn Duterte’s Hong Kong travel ban

  • More than 1,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong as engineers, pilots and domestic helpers have been unable to leave Philippines since February 2 due to coronavirus ban
  • They have asked the International Court of Justice to pressure the Duterte administration into a ‘partial lifting or easing of the onerous travel ban’
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More than 1,000 Filipinos employed in Hong Kong have been unable to leave the Philippines since February 2. Photo: Facebook
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Alan Robles

Alan Robles

Alan Robles has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has written for the SCMP since 2002. A freelance foreign correspondent specialising in politics, development, foreign affairs, science, environment and IT, he has a humour column at abs-cbnnews.com and runs the political satire site hotmanila.ph. He lectured for 12 years on digital media at the Internationales Institut fuer Journalismus in Berlin.