OFWs in Hong Kong - updates

Rappler's latest stories on OFWs in Hong Kong


[OPINION] Tatay Digong in Barangay Hong Kong

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Disagree of you will, but know that they will fight for him. Because fighting for him is fighting for their future.

Police arrest co-owner of travel agency that left OFWs stranded in HK – reports

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Rhea Donna Boyce, who is from the Philippines, is arrested on Christmas Day 'for conspiracy to defraud'

BALIKBAYAN. Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong typically look forward to the Christmas holiday as a chance to see their loved ones back home. File photo by David Lozada/Rappler

OFWs stranded in Hong Kong after agency fails to confirm flight bookings

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Overseas Filipino workers fear not being able to get home in time for Christmas after agency Peya Travel fails to secure plane seats for them

'Emotions preventing OFWs from financial success'

May 29, 2016 - 8:15 PM

A financial expert says many overseas Filipino workers send most of their earnings to their families – and fail to save for themselves – because they feel emotions such as guilt and shame

BETTER BUDGETING. Around 60 overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong participate in a financial literacy training by SEDPI and the Ateneo School of Government. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

HK politician apologizes to OFWs for 'misinterpreted' remark

Apr 24, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Despite the apology Filipino community groups will continue with their plan to protest on April 26 and file a case with the Equal Opportunities Commission

Cousins suicide: A HK tragedy that could have been averted

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:22 AM

The fate of Fil Brit Blanca Cousins is a sad tale made more tragic by the mistakes apparently committed by her parents who tried desperately to keep their family together

Pregnant OFWs in HK warned against faking medical documents

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Faking documents or giving false information is forgery a criminal offense in Hong Kong and could put them in trouble

No placement fee? No kidding!

Aug 16, 2014 - 3:31 PM

One reason is the long held belief among Filipinos that if you want to go abroad to work you must be ready to hock properties or borrow money at high interest so you could pay your recruitment agent

'Overfatigue' cause of breakdown of Filipina domestic worker in HK

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:10 PM

According to her cousin it was totally out of character for Liza to go nearly naked in public and display aggressive behavior toward others

Debt bondage: The scourge of OFWs

Aug 05, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Some flee but even in the Philippines the collectors hound them